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War crimes? What war crimes?

Military Advocate General Brig. Gen. Avichai Mendelblit on Monday instructed the Military Police Investigation unit to close the investigation into soldiers’ accounts of alleged misconduct and serious violations of the army’s rules of engagement during Operation Cast Lead.

In a press release issued Monday the army said that the preliminary Military Police investigation into the testimonies revealed that they “were based on rumors and not first-hand experience.”

No, there is nothing wrong with Israeli society:

Yossi Sarid brings news in Haaretz of how the israeli national soccer team will be given a pep talk by a commander of the Givati Brigade before its game against Greece. “In recent weeks”, he writes, “coaches have been looking for a senior commander who fought in the Gaza Strip. In the wake of recommendations they received from the Israel Defense Forces, national team coach Dror Kashtan and his assistant, Moshe Sinai, contacted Col. Ilan Malka.”

This bears repeating: the coaches actively sought a senior commander who had “fought” in Gaza—as if the several hundreds of defenceless Palestinians incinerated and crushed to death in the genocidal israeli invasion had anything to fight back with—to give the soccer team a pep talk.

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