I hope this turns out not to be true
Why am I publishing it if I am hoping this is fake news? Because it fits with how we pride ourselves on having the most moral army in the world. We don’t seem to get that having a moral army gets us dead. The IDF top brass needs to listen to army legal consultants but then decide to do what is necessary to protect the country. Their job is to protect the country and not to protect themselves from the Hague.
I added this item to my earlier post, Israel’s war against Hamas, Part I: Angry things but I think it deserves an article on its own.
Nothing angers me more than when we hurt ourselves. That includes Jews demonstrating in pro-Hamas demonstrations around the world, Jews in Israel calling out for Israel to not harm “innocent” Gazan civilians as if they can tell the difference between an innocent civilian and a terrorist, something that confounds even soldiers, as this tape shows.
From an interview with a soldier in the 7th Brigade who explained why they did not shoot at terrorists crossing the border into Israel:
It is amazing how moral our army is. We see a crazy amount of Gazans and we didn’t understand what they were doing. Our tank did not fire at them because they appeared to us to be civilians. We did not yet understand that they were terrorists and only when we saw weapons in their hands were we given the order to shoot. We killed them. When we finally understood who we were fighting, we made a “switch” in our heads.
They shouldn’t have had to make a “switch.” When a “crazy amount of Gazans” cross the border, they have to be shot on sight. What moral edict instructs us to commit suicide?