Barak: 'Any criticism of the IDF should be directed at me'

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July 15, 2009 12:18

 
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday responded to a new report which accused the IDF of war crimes during Operation Cast Lead against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. "Any criticism of the IDF should be directed at me, as the Israeli defense minister," Barak said. "Criticism directed at the IDF by one group or another is inappropriate, and misdirected," he went on, stressing, "The IDF is one of the most ethical armies in the world, and operates according to the highest moral code." The 'Breaking the Silence' report included soldier testimonies alleging that the IDF forced Palestinians to serve as "human shields" during searches of homes in Gaza, among other charges. Yaakov Katz contributed to this report

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