Friday, March 20, 2009

Selective civilian killing in Gaza - a telling quote

“What’s great about Gaza — you see a person on a path, he doesn’t have to be armed, you can simply shoot him. In our case it was an old woman on whom I did not see any weapon when I looked. The order was to take down the person, this woman, the minute you see her. There are always warnings, there is always the saying, ‘Maybe he’s a terrorist.’ What I felt was, there was a lot of thirst for blood.” - Reaction of an Isreali squad commander when asked why an elderly woman was recently killed. From here.
Message written by Israeli soldiers in a bedroom of the Abu Hajaj home in Johur-ad-Dik. Picture from Palestinian Center for Human Rights (here)

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