Friday, March 20, 2009

Soldiers blame callous conduct on loose rules and rabbis' calls for Jewish jihad

The conduct of gung-ho Israeli combat soldiers during the invasion of Gaza is being disclosed, candidly, and some testimony raise concerns over the indiscriminate shooting of Palestinian civilians. Complaints that Rabbis distributed pamphlets to young soldiers about to go into battle which urged them to win a religious war against the gentiles have caused an outcry. Misogynistic and racist t-shirts commissioned by some troops to wear on their days off are rather worrying. Tasteless cartoons of dead babies, mothers weeping on their children's graves, a gun aimed at a kid and blown-up mosque minaretss are typical.
Click here to read more of the "shoot and cry" testimonies from veterans of Operation Cast Lead, which so devastated Gaza. The Israeli military now are investigating the allegations, published in a military academy journal last month, and leaked to local newspapers after the top brass paid little attention to the matter.

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