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Israeli Soldiers in 1956 Kafr Qasem Massacre Believed They Were Doing the Right Thing

Newly declassified transcripts of the trial that followed the murder of 53 people in Kafr Qasem reveal an inconvenient truth on the marginal role war crimes have played in the formation of Israel's core values

Tom Segev
Tom Segev
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Tom Segev
Tom Segev

The minutes of the Kafr Qasem trial are so shocking and upsetting not because they reveal information that is unfamiliar to history, but precisely because Israeli war crimes play such a marginal role in the formation of the state’s seminal principles.

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