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Johann Hari: Israel’s Troops Confirm It: They Were Ordered To Commit Atrocities

Posted in News Excerpts, Operation Cast Lead, Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on April 14, 2009

None of this had to happen. On the eve of the attack, Ephraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad, said that the way to stop rocket attacks on Israel was to draw Hamas, the elected Palestinian government, into negotiation and compromise – but “Israel, for reasons of its own, did not want to turn the ceasefire into the start of a diplomatic process with Hamas.”