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Real truth about slaughter in Gaza

Published 08/05/2015

During Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last year there was much debate about the actions of the Israeli armed forces.

On Tuesday the Israeli NGO Breaking The Silence released testimonies from more than 60 officers and soldiers who participated in Operation Protective Edge. This eyewitness evidence from people actually there shows up the real nature of the conflict.

The testimonies paint a disturbing picture of the Israeli military's policy of indiscriminate fire, which directly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians.

The testimonies also describe the use of thousands of imprecise artillery shells in residential neighbourhoods. The soldiers describe how residential homes were targeted in order to "demonstrate presence in the area", or even as an act of punishment.

The testimonies are available on the Breaking The Silence website and should be read by anyone who wants to know what actually happened in Gaza last summer.

PATRICK COSTELLO

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