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aa
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posted 22 October 2004 06:35 PM      Profile for aa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Human Rights Watch has released an informative report on home destruction in Gaza. The report is a must read, the researchers took the trouble at looking at every army justification for demolishing homes, and came to the conclusion that most of the destruction is not required by secyrity needs, but to facillitate Israel's control over the Gaza Strip.

http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/gaza/


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WingNut
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posted 22 October 2004 06:55 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Human Rights Watch also documented other abuses during the incursions into Tel al-Sultan and Brazil, including unlawful killings of civilians and IDF troops coercing civilians to serve as "human shields." Most egregiously, on March 19, an Israeli tank and helicopter opened fire on a demonstration, killing nine, including three children under age eighteen.

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posted 22 October 2004 08:49 PM      Profile for aa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Also, not that its news, but the report found that Israeli soldiers like to take over civillian homes to use as sniper posts, while forcing the families to stay inside. Doesn't that sound like the IDF's usual excuse: the Palestinians use civillian areas to fire on the IDF?

The report found that Palestinians do not use civillian homes to fire on the IDF.


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posted 22 October 2004 11:49 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Doesn't that sound like the IDF's usual excuse: the Palestinians use civilian areas to fire on the IDF?

It's called "projection": assuming that someone else thinks and behaves as you do.

It's also one of the main reasons why Zionists fear letting Palestinians up off the ground; they worry that if Palestinians ever get a chance to live with them as equals, the Palestinians will treat them as they have been treating the Palestinians.


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