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posted 31 October 2003 04:16 PM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Israeli Tactics Are Backfiring

By Molly Moore, Washington Post Foreign Service

JERUSALEM, Oct. 30 -- Israel's senior military commander told columnists for three leading newspapers this week that Israel's military tactics against the Palestinian population were too repressive and were fomenting explosive levels of "hatred and terrorism" that might become impossible to control.

In remarks that suggest a dramatic split with the approach of the current government, Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon, chief of staff of the Israeli armed forces, said that crackdowns, curfews and roadblocks in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (news - web sites) were crippling the lives of innocent Palestinians and that the military's tactics were now threatening Israel's own interests.

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posted 03 November 2003 12:10 PM      Profile for Uri_Eidel        Edit/Delete Post
Yes, the tactics of both sides are yielding no positive results except more death. This general's comments regarding Israel's failing military and political tactics are worth noting, as he would know what he sees first hand. Hopefully outspoken men like him will be taken seriously and a new approach to ending the violence will eventually emerge. (I do realize that is a lot, if not too much, to hope for)
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posted 14 November 2003 11:14 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ex-security chiefs warn of approaching "catastrophe":

"In unusually brazen criticism of the government's
handling of the conflict with the Palestinians,
four former heads of the Shin Bet security service
warned Friday of a "catastrophe" if a peace deal
is not reached with the Palestinians.

"We are heading downhill towards near-catastrophe. If nothing happens and we go on
living by the sword, we will continue to wallow in the mud and destroy ourselves,"
ex-security chief Yaakov Perry told the
mass-circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth, reflecting a consensus among his three colleagues - Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom and Carmi Gillon."

[ 14 November 2003: Message edited by: josh ]

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