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Israeli Soldiers: No Clear Red Lines’ In Gaza War

Posted in News/Information by Leza Raley-Labrador on July 15, 2009

By STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writer Steve Weizman-

gaza_under_fire_december_2008JERUSALEM – Israeli soldiers who fought in last winter’s Gaza War say the military used Palestinians as human shields, improperly fired incendiary white phosphorous shells over civilian areas and used overwhelming firepower that caused needless deaths and destruction, according to a report released Wednesday.

The testimonies were by far the strongest allegations to come from war veterans that the army used excessive force during the three-week offensive and echoed claims already leveled by Palestinian and human rights groups. The military rebutted the report, saying the accounts were anonymous and impossible to verify.

For the complete story, please visit: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090715/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians

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