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from 'Jewish Currents'
13 02 24
from 'Jewish Currents'

Israel’s Crackdown on Hebron

13 02 24

“What started as a small temporary closure spread and spread, and as soon as there was an excuse, it became a permanent closure,” said Nadav Weiman, senior director of the Israeli human rights group Breaking the Silence.

from 'Jerusalem Post'
24 01 24
from 'Jerusalem Post'

Israeli control over Gaza would be deadly for Israelis and Palestinians

24 01 24

"On August 22, 2005, I was among the last soldiers to close the gate as we left Netzarim settlement in the Gaza Strip, for the last time. We had served there for a year and a half of what could only be described as hell."

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from 'The Daily Beast'
25 12 23
from 'The Daily Beast'

I Served in the IDF in the 2014 War in Gaza. The Friends I Lost There Should Have Been the Last Ones.

25 12 23

"We are the soldiers who served the Israeli concept of “managing the conflict” and the endless rounds-of-fighting policy."

from 'MSNBC'
24 12 23
from 'MSNBC'

Former Israeli sniper says war on Gaza is strengthening Hamas

24 12 23

"Indiscriminate bombing is not a way forward, definitely not a way to shift public opinion within the Strip. But also not a way to move forward to a day after, where we don’t conduct our relationship with Palestinians in the West Bank or Gaza through the scope of our gun,"

from 'NPR'
05 12 23
from 'NPR'

An Israeli man remembers his Gazan friend

05 12 23

"Here, they try to convince you that everyone in Gaza are just monsters that want to kill you because you're Jewish. And here, I know someone who lives there. He wasn't looking for trouble. He wasn't hurting anyone. And when he died, something kind of broke inside because it made it more difficult to hold on to this belief that we can make things better."

from 'Our Newsletter'
28 11 23 Learning from Israel’s past Gaza Strip invasions
from 'Our Newsletter'

Learning from Israel’s past Gaza Strip invasions

28 11 23

from 'NPR'
14 11 23
from 'NPR'

Israeli military veteran sounds the alarm about Israel's occupation of Palestinians

14 11 23

But the Hamas attack last month that took the lives of so many civilians in Israel, has not changed Givati's position on his countries occupation of Palestinian territories. "We have been saying it failed, because we know how it works as soldiers who are sent to maintain it, to expand it, to entrench it. It failed before Oct 7, but now more than ever we know it failed. And that means we have to change course."

from 'CNN'
11 11 23
from 'CNN'

'Guns alone are not going to defeat Hamas,' says fmr. IDF soldier

11 11 23

"When I started seeing the images of the massacres my heart went out, and when I saw the images of the retaliation, of the bombing, I felt a deep pain, because I felt like I was seeing what I had experienced in 2014 happening all over again."

from 'CNN'
07 11 23
from 'CNN'

Why this former IDF soldier believes Israel is making "a catastrophic mistake" in Gaza

07 11 23

"And frankly it's my worst fears, because many people, colleagues, in the Israeli peace camp, in the Israeli anti-occupation camp, have been warning for so many years, saying that there is no military solution. We can't just manage the conflict and maintain a very brutal military regime of control over Palestinians."

04 04 22

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Where I saw violence in Hebron?

The mission there is not to maintain order; the mission there is to enforce...

Number: 3730

Rank: Lieutenant

Unit: Nahal, 932nd Battalion

Area: Hebron

There’s no such thing as “an illegal outpost”

In Asa’el the inspector (the Civil Administration’s infrastructure...

Number: 4320

Rank: Lieutenant

Unit: The Civil Administration

Area: Hebron area

If they resist even a bit, then you pin them to the wall

If he’s between the ages we like – fresh, between 20 and 30 – you...

Number: 4377

Rank: First Sergeant


Area: Hebron

I think that the argument about the most moral army in the world is a fig leaf, hiding what’s really happening

I suddenly understood that some of the things I did there are illegitimate,...

Number: 4322

Rank: Major

Unit: Artillery Corps