Video: Israeli Soldiers Admit to War Crimes During Gaza “War”

(Aljazeera) – July-09 – Soldiers who took part in Israel’s 2008 war on Gaza have spoken out on what they say really happened during the 22-day offensive. Israel has rejected charges that it could be guilty of war crimes. Now the activist group Breaking the Silence has published soldiers’ testimonies saying crimes were committed, and even encouraged. Continue reading

“Breaking the Silence:” Testimonies of Israeli Soldiers

“Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers that collects anonymous testimonies of soldiers who served in the Occupied Territories during the Second Intifada.” They recount experiences that deeply affected them, including abusing Palestinians, looting, destroying property, and other practices “excused as military necessities, or explained as extreme and unique cases.” Continue reading

MSM: Israel troops admit Gaza abuses

An Israeli military college has printed damning soldiers’ accounts of the killing of civilians and vandalism during recent operations in Gaza. Continue reading