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January 23, 2004

BRUTAL TACTICS*

Israeli soldiers see a group from a distance coming from the Palestinian "side" of the Gaza strip.

This is a
persona non grata area. Israelis open fire before asking questions or, apperently getting close enough to see what's going on.

As a reuslt they shoot at a group of Palestinian children, killing one 11-year-old boy.

Justified? We can argue about that. We have the luxury.

But what about this tactic - reported here - of razing a four-story building just to get one man.

Not even a high-ranking anything, just a person they suspect:
Also Thursday, in the West Bank city of Nablus, soldiers blew up a four-story apartment building during a standoff with a Palestinian fugitive. The military said the blast was set off after the wanted man hiding in the building refused to surrender and opened fire on soldiers.

Militants said the fugitive slipped out of the building before the blast, and later called members of his group, Al Awda, to say he was OK. Al Awda is one of several armed gangs in Nablus with loose ties to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.


* My usual disclaimer for those who persist in being stupid - I support the Israeli right to defend itself, but some of what its soldiers do is questionable ... and yes, brutal.