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Text testimonies “He just came over with an urge to take down targets”
catalog number: 521716
Area: Gaza strip
period: 2014
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“He just came over with an urge to take down targets”
Area: Gaza strip
period: 2014

Guys there, they go in [to the Gaza Strip] wanting to bust up Hamas. There was this one intelligence officer there, a horrible guy, nobody could stand him, he just came over with an urge to take down targets, he couldn’t help it. He comes over to you and for an entire hour is going, “Check what this is, and check what that is, why aren’t you attacking.” The thing is, it’s not a yes-no black and white thing. It really depends on how you choose to deal with it. There are some people who will try to push for a certain target and it could be that that’s why it’ll be hit. They’ll talk to somebody they know, “Listen, do me a favor, prepare that target for me,” and then [the target] goes into the target list and passes through all the authorizations and it could be hit. That happens sometimes.

When did that happen? You’ve got a lot of leeway there. It’s not cutting corners – you just figure out that it’s war, and it’s not all black and white, and you need to know when to be flexible, and there are lots of people there whose input goes a long way. Whenever they say something, their opinion is respected, and that’s what will be done.