Israeli soldiers admit Gaza abuses


i was happy to read in the news that some soldiers of Israel had a discussion in one of the universities with other students about what had happened during the Gaza war. here are three links and excerpts from them. The links are similar.
ok i can’t find the link now, i found it this morning though.

Israel troops admit Gaza abuses

Haaretz : < --- I recommend this one as it looks from Israel itself
IDF: in Gaza Killing civilians, vandalism, and lax rules of engagement

The stories mentioned in the news are about several specific incidents, one include killing old lady, other killing of a mother and child because they went the wrong way, and one about property destruction.

they include some information of what the soldiers been told and what was the general atmosphere. as one of the soldiers put it “The climate in general [was that] lives of Palestinians are much, much less important than the lives of our soldiers”. excerpt taken from the BBC link.

of course Olmert vows for investigations as always, i doubt anything significant will happen, but i am interested to see how the Israeli government will deal with this. would it deny it? or maybe say this is isolated cases, or say the facts are not complete or maybe that threat exists in those seemingly nonthreatening conditions. Let’s see what happens.

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