Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Propaganda Show Trial or For Real, This Time?

Our blanket support of the Israeli Neo-Con ideology government has and is creating long term National Security problems, as to country and citizens, and adding to the killing and maiming of our military forces still occupying Iraq and Afghanistan as well as one more major negative in implementing a Counter Insurgency program!

Israeli soldiers face criminal indictments in Gaza incursion

An Israeli tank near the Israel-Gaza border during Operation Cast Lead, undertaken by Israel in late 2008

July 6, 2010 Israeli soldiers face criminal indictments for their conduct during a three-week incursion into Gaza, including charges of manslaughter and the use of a Palestinian man as a "human shield," Israel's chief military prosecutor said Tuesday.

Israeli investigators looked into more than 150 incidents during Operation Cast Lead, undertaken by Israel in late 2008 in response to an escalation of Palestinian rocket attacks, said Maj. Gen. Avichai Mendelblit, the military advocate general for the Israeli Defense Forces, in a statement. The military conducted 50 probes.

The IDF investigation found that in one incident, a battalion commander authorized sending a Palestinian man into a house sheltering terrorists in order to convince them to leave the house. The battalion commander was indicted for the improper use of civilians, the IDF statement said.

A staff sergeant faces manslaughter charges for the shooting death of a Palestinian man. There was evidence, the IDF said, that the man was walking with a group of people waving a white flag. Continued

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