Israeli Journalist Decries Civilian Casualties in Gaza
By Greg Mitchell
NEW YORK (December 31, 2008) -- A powerful column appeared Tuesday in the Jerusalem daily Haaretz, written by one of its top correspondents, Amira Hass, reporting on Gaza, which opens: "This isn't the time to speak of ethics, but of precise intelligence. Whoever gave the instructions to send 100 of our planes, piloted by the best of our boys, to bomb and strafe enemy targets in Gaza is familiar with the many schools adjacent to those targets -- especially police stations. He also knew that at exactly 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, during the surprise assault on the enemy, all the children of the Strip would be in the streets - half just having finished the morning shift at school, the others en route to the afternoon shift."
[ http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1051028.html ]
It goes on from there, in angry tones, and follows her dispatches of the past two days, also highlighting avoidable (in her view) civilian casualties, now amounting to a thousand or more, including the injured.