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This Is My Truth: IDF Soldiers React to War Crime Accusations

Since the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report on Operation Protective Edge was released this week, many who stand with Israel have spoken up against it. But today, Israel Hayom provides a mouthpiece for actual IDF soldiers who were on the ground, who faced an immoral enemy, and who acted morally as they defended their homeland, the Holy Land:

Shmul went on to share his experience from last summer’s Gaza war: “During Operation Protective Edge, we were sent to Gaza. We were supposed to go in on a Friday, but they made us wait because they said there were still civilians in the area.

“After we received permission to enter, Hamas waited for us in Shujaiyya, using civilians as human shields and hiding in hospitals and kindergartens. About an hour after we went in, the terrorists were waiting for us in the tunnels, and that is because we sent warnings to the civilians to clear out — we lost our element of surprise. As a result, eight of my friends were killed, seven of them in the APC disaster,” he recalled…

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