Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Line Busy, So You Are Dead?
Good NYT piece tonight on Israel policy of trying to notify civilians--before bombs hit and wipe out them or their homes out. Of course, there are glitches (besides making the Israelis feel they are behaving morally), and human rights groups still protest. Note: Article not written by one of the two NYT mainstays in Jerusalem bureau. Note how Isabel Kershner in a separate piece paints the phone call as getting Israel off the hook. Also the usual equating of rocket attacks that caused no injuries or damage vs. massive damage to homes and lives lost in Gaza. Unconfirmed report tonight of a hospital hit.
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