The Bulletin reports
that the IDF head has defended the dignity of soldiers who've been smeared by Haaretz's latest witch-hunt:
“I don’t believe that soldiers serving in the IDF hurt civilians in cold blood, but we shall wait for the results of the investigation. The IDF is the most humane army in the world and operates according to the Spirit of the IDF and high moral standards of fighting. Isolated cases, if found to have taken place, will be dealt with individually,” Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi said. “As the chief of the general staff, I feel very proud to stand at the head of an army with such commanders and soldiers. Immediately after the operation, and as part of an existing tradition in the IDF, we carried out a thorough, professional process of drawing conclusions and lessons learned. This is important in order for us to operate correctly in the future.”
Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi went on to say Hamas, not the IDF, chose to center the fighting in heavily populated areas where civilians would find themselves in the crossfire during the Gaza operation.
“[They] chose, and not by chance, to fight in heavily populated areas, turned neighborhoods into war zones, schools to terror outposts and public facilities into weapon and munitions storage facilities,” he said. “The IDF’s operation was carried out inside populated areas and its mission was to fight those who fire at Israel, which is why we operated in the structured areas.”
So who's Haaretz going to blame? People who're defending their lives, or monsters trying to destroy them?
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