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May 11, 2015

De fundamentele verandering in normen van het Israëlisch leger zal de aanpak ook in de toekomst bepalen

by RON ZAIDEL in De Morgen
Ron Zaidel diende als sluipschutter in de Nahal Brigade van het Israëlische Defensieleger [IDF) en is op dit moment onderzoeker bij Breaking the Silence. continue reading ›
May 11, 2015

The Day After

by NEVE GORDON in London Review of Books
As the troops prepared to enter Gaza, artillery and intelligence officers determined which targets should be eliminated before the ground invasion: tall buildings overlooking the incursion route, for example, and places from which rockets had been launched at Israel. One soldier describes a high-ranking officer looking at an aerial photo on which targets had been circled, and then pointing at several other Palestinian houses and instructing the artillery officer to eliminate them too. continue reading ›
May 11, 2015

Israels neue “Hierarchie des Lebens”

Im Gaza-Krieg 2014 starben viele palästinensische Zivilisten. Das hatte Methode, sagen Insider aus Israels Armee. Sie brechen das Schweigen und fordern Aufklärung. continue reading ›
May 11, 2015

Cero bajas

by AVNER GVARYAHU in El Huffington Post
¿Cómo fue que 2200 palestinos murieron en Gaza el verano pasado? ¿Cómo ocurrió que 18.000 viviendas fueron destruidas por toda la Franja de Gaza? ¿Cómo fue que 100.000 personas se quedaron sin techo? Estas preguntas, y muchas más, son las preguntas que deben estar en el centro del debate público en torno a la operación Tzuk Eitán (Margen protector o Bastión inconmovible). Sin embargo, nadie las pregunta. continue reading ›
May 11, 2015

De moralske værdier er i skred. Israel må opgive sin kontrol over et andet folk

by SHAY DAVIDOVICH in Kristeligt Dagblad
Kapitel 18 i Første Mosebog fortæller om byen Sodoma. Historien er berømt, og ethvert israelsk barn kender den. Den handler om en samtale mellem Abraham og Gud, hvor Abraham beder Gud om at have medlidenhed med byens befolkning. Abrahams argument er, at en retfærdig mand skal skelnes fra en ond. continue reading ›
May 10, 2015

How I became involved with Breaking the Silence

by AVIHAI STOLLAR in +972 mag
When I ran into an old classmate who suggested that I testify, I told him I had nothing to tell. He insisted, and only then I realized how wrong I was. continue reading ›
May 10, 2015

Chronicle of a tragedy foretold in Gaza

by IDO EVEN PAZ in +972 mag
If there’s one takeaway from the newly published Breaking the Silence report, it’s that the IDF is most certainly not the most moral army in the world. continue reading ›
May 7, 2015

‘You cannot fire a mortar and target your enemy precisely – I can say that with confidence’

by ITAY REZNIK in The Journal
As long as we do not demand that our leaders stop using weapons whose use is almost guaranteed to harm an innocent population, we – each and every one of us – will continue to bear the responsibly for the killing of civilians. Including the next time this kind of weaponry is used in the Gaza Strip. continue reading ›
May 7, 2015

We cannot allow the soldiers to bear Israel’s shame alone

by NADAV BIGELMAN in I24news
We cannot allow the soldiers who realized they were sent to Gaza to fire indiscriminately at civilian neighborhoods, to bear the shame of the IDF’s behavior alone. continue reading ›
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