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Israel debates ethics of IDF during Gaza war

An NGO report has stirred controversy in Israel over the behavior of IDF soldiers during the Gaza war and the policies of the military forces.
An Israeli soldier walks near his tank just outside the Israeli border with the northern Gaza Strip August 23, 2014. Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state.    REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY CONFLICT) - RTR43H0K
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Nongovernmental organization Breaking the Silence published a report on May 4 that included 60 some testimonies by officers and soldiers about alleged indiscriminate fire by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during Operation Protective Edge in July-August 2014. The publishing of the report instantly triggered a spontaneous protest by enlisted soldiers and reservists who wanted to present their version of the events. Posted to social networks, their testimonies gathered momentum and were linked by the hashtag #MyTruth.

In their rebuttals, the soldiers and officers contradicted the claims that civilians had been indiscriminately targeted during the operation.

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