"IDF probe: Cannot defend destruction of Gaza homes"
"Israel Defense Forces investigations into last month's offensive in the Gaza Strip indicate the army could face significant difficulties justifying the scale of destruction of civilian homes during the fighting. A military source involved in the investigation told Haaretz, "It's clear to us that in a small portion of the combat sectors immeasurable damage was caused, and that is very difficult to justify from a legal perspective, particularly if such justifications are called for in legal proceedings with international organizations."
Interesting though how they feel they will get into trouble for demolishing houses but not for murder...
"according to estimates produced by the security establishment, about one-third of those killed during the fighting were "uninvolved civilians," a figure which Palestinian sources put much higher.
The IDF believes this is a reasonable figure given the scope of combat, and that is roughly in line with casualty figures resulting from U.S. operations in Iraq and those of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
In most of the legal proceedings surrounding civilian casualties, the army intends to argue they represent "collateral damage," namely unavoidable consequences of an enemy hiding among civilian populations, or of mistakes in directing fire, such as in the well-publicized strike that claimed several members of the Abu al-Aish family in the Jabalya refugee camp.
Still, the massive destruction of houses is harder to justify in legal terms. "
On another note, Benny Ziffer at Haaretz has an interesting explanation of why there is no "real difference between a journalist and a politician":
"Both operate under the delusion that they have an impact on reality, and both live in fear of the moment that they cease working and immediately fall into a deep hole, and their names are forgotten."
A good example of the lunacy in the Zionist entity is this story of a man who believes he is the "savior (Goel in Hebrew) of the universe and is attributed godly and supernatural abilities"...
"Goel Ratzon, a man in his late fifties, lives with his numerous spouses, who have tattooed his name and portrait on their bodies...The women are subject to strict discipline. They are not allowed to communicate with men, be in physical contact with their biological family, eat meat, smoke, drink alcohol or dress immodestly...The names of every single of Ratzon's 89 children include his first name, for instance his son Avinu Ha-Goel (our father the savior) and his daughter Tehilat Ha-Goel (glory of the savior)....some of the women said they would commit mass suicide if anyone tried to harm their leader. They are all registered as single mothers, and live in separate quarters. Whenever Ratzon comes to visit, the children are required to kiss his shoes, and worship the tattoo of his portrait on their mother's arm. "
And just to remind us of the nature of the Zionist state, read this story of how Israeli soldiers "raped and killed Bedouin girl in the Negev."
"In August 1949, an army unit stationed at Nirim in the Negev shot an Arab man and captured a Bedouin girl with him. Her name and age remain unknown, but she was probably in her mid-teens.
In the following hours she was taken from the hut and forced to shower naked in full view of the soldiers. Three of the men then raped her.
After the Sabbath meal the platoon commander, identified by Ha'aretz as a man called Moshe who had served in the British army during the second world war, proposed a vote on what should be done with her.
One option was to put her to work in the outpost's kitchen.
Most of the 20 or so soldiers present voted for the alternative by chanting: "We want to fuck". The commander organised a rota for groups of his men to gang rape the girl over the next three days. Moshe and one of his sergeants went first, leaving the girl unconscious. Next morning, she complicated matters by protesting about her treatment. Moshe told one of his sergeants to kill her.
She was forced into a patrol vehicle with several soldiers, two carrying shovels, and they drove off into the dunes. When the girl realised what was about to happen she tried to run, but only made it a few paces before she was shot by a Sergeant Michael.
Her body was buried in a grave less than a foot deep."