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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Pick an Israeli soldier, any Israeli soldier, and make a scapegoat outta him

and cross your fingers and hope to heaven this takes the pressure off...
The Israeli military indicted a soldier Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter during last year's war in the Gaza Strip — the most serious criminal charge to come out of an internal investigation into the devastating offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory.

The soldier was among three troops, including a field commander, to face new disciplinary action stemming from their conduct during the offensive, which has drawn international condemnation for its civilian death toll. An Israeli human rights group praised the announcement, but said the disciplinary measures announced by the army so far were insufficient.

The steps against the soldiers were linked to four specific incidents during the offensive, which Israel launched to halt years of rocket fire from Gaza.

indicting and/or disciplining a few israeli soldiers for participating in the wholesale, slow-motion genocide of the gazans is hardly an adequate response to atrocities and war crimes... i'm sure israel will tout this as adherence to accountability and the rule of law but it ain't, not by a long shot, any more than the fact that israel is now allowing basic construction materials and foodstuffs in to gaza will erase the years of malnutrition, infant deaths, disease and abject misery the gaza siege has inflicted on many thousands of innocent people...

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