Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Crimes of the IDF in Gaza

Haaretz reports today on testimony from some of the Israeli troops who took part in the Gaza invasion - and the paper plans to publish more of the testimony over the next few days. It's not pretty, and as the story notes, it surely calls into question the IDF's frequent claims at the time that it was holding its soldiers to a high ethical standard.

To quote one of the squad leaders:

"You do not get the impression from the officers that there is any logic to it, but they won't say anything. To write 'death to the Arabs' on the walls, to take family pictures and spit on them, just because you can. I think this is the main thing: To understand how much the IDF has fallen in the realm of ethics, really. It's what I'll remember the most."

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