A Religious War in Israel’s Army – NYTimes.com

  Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images AT ODDS Some secular liberals say religious nationalists set a tone that encouraged abuses during recent fighting in Gaza. By ETHAN BRONNER Published: March 21, 2009 JERUSALEM — The publication late last week of eyewitness accounts by Israeli soldiers alleging acute mistreatment of Palestinian civilians in the recent... Continue Reading →

IDF in Gaza: Killing civilians, vandalism, and lax rules of engagement – Haaretz – Israel News

  IDF soldiers in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead.(IDF Spokesman's Office) By Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondent Tags: Israel News, IDF, Hamas, Gaza During Operation Cast Lead, Israeli forces killed Palestinian civilians under permissive rules of engagement and intentionally destroyed their property, say soldiers who fought in the offensive. The soldiers are graduates of... Continue Reading →

Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EU | World news | The Guardian

  • Confidential report attacks 'illegal' house demolitions • Government accused of damaging peace prospects 40-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud al-Abbasi stands amid the rubble of his home after it was demolished by the Jerusalem municipality in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Photograph: Gali Tibbon A confidential EU report accuses the Israeli government of using settlement... Continue Reading →

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