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

28 11 23

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11 10 23 Some things must be made crystal clear
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Some things must be made crystal clear

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from 'Project Syndicate'
05 09 23
from 'Project Syndicate'

Israel’s Moment of Reckoning Is Long Overdue

05 09 23

Avner Gvaryahu shows why the country’s autocratic turn is inextricably tied to its policies in the occupied territories.

from 'MSNBC'
08 07 23
from 'MSNBC'

Ali Velshi: Former Israeli soldier says Israel is making everyone less safe

08 07 23

Former Israeli soldier Avner Gvaryahu tells Ali Velshi that the operation in Jenin is based on a “distorted concept of security” and a zero sum game.

from 'The Daily Beast'
05 07 23
from 'The Daily Beast'

Israel Can (But Won’t) Stop West Bank Settlers’ Attacks on Palestinians

05 07 23

The recent violence was so ruinous that even IDF officials called it a “pogrom.” If it only wanted to, Israel's government could give the order to stop this.

from 'Haaretz'
04 07 23
from 'Haaretz'

Israel's Army Chief Is Complicit in Jewish Terror

04 07 23

But this [settler] terror isn’t meant for self-defense. Rather, it’s a political tool, and the settler leadership defends it because its goals overlap with those of the settlement enterprise as a whole. 

from 'CNN International'
28 06 23
from 'CNN International'

Israel’s military called the settler attack on this Palestinian town a ‘pogrom.’ Videos show soldiers did little to stop it

28 06 23

This deep-dive into the Huwara pogrom features testimony from a former solider who came to us and broke his silence.

from 'ynetnews'
16 06 23
from 'ynetnews'

CNN slams IDF in report over Jewish settler riots in Huwara

16 06 23

American news network alleges it has acquired videos and testimonies showing the military's inadequacy in preventing the riots, allowing Jewish settlers to do as they wished, and failing to help threatened Palestinians

from 'The Daily Beast'
14 05 23
from 'The Daily Beast'

Israel’s Spying on Palestinians Is So Pervasive It Would Shame Some Dictatorships

14 05 23

"All these systems have significant implications on Palestinians’ basic human right to privacy. But perhaps even more significantly, they are also a means of control."

04 04 22

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Number: 61437

Unit: Nahal Brigade

Rank: First Sergeant

Place: Hebron

Period: 2000-2003


They wanted to find some Palestinian and kill him

We were called traitors, [told] that we’re Nazis, that we hate Jews and...

Number: 4383

Rank: First Sergeant

Unit: Nahal, 932nd Battalion

Area: Hebron

We’re waging a ‘just war.’

You enter the house, just another family, and you see the furious look...

Number: 4321

Rank: First Sergeant

Unit: Paratroopers

Area: Nablus area

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

The Jewish community has an interest to recruit the army to its ranks

In a case when a Jewish kid throws a stone at the Arab houses below –...

Number: 4318

Rank: Captain

Area: Hebron