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Israel picks a hardline defence chief

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posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 06:22 PM
The Israeli government has formally approved the appointment of Dan Halutz as the new chief of staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, ignoring criticism of his hardline approach to the Palestinian resistance

Halutz, the former commander of the Israeli Air Force, was chosen despite his refusal to express remorse over the killing of Palestinian children in the aerial bombings he ordered in the course of al-Aqsa Intifada.

In 2002, an Israeli F-16 fighter-bomber, at Halutz's instructions, dropped a one-tonne bomb on a Gaza apartment building, killing Salah Shahada, a Hamas resistance leader, and 15 civilians, including 11 children.

Halutz also instructed Israeli helicopter gunships and pilotless aicraft to target Palestinian activists along with their families and children in their own homes, or while travelling on crowded streets - a directive thought to be responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians.

Some Israeli commentators have suggested that the elevation of Halutz is an indication of the possibility of Israel launching an attack Iran's nuclear facilities.


could it be, that the new isreali defence chief, a former commander of the IAF,
came in command just in time for Isreal to strike Iran's nuclear plants?
it would be logical, to put an expert for air attacks in command to settle this "nuclear problem" with iran.

[edit on 13-3-2005 by Souljah]

posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 08:25 PM
One thing is for sure, Israel don't believe in putting "panties" or "wussies" in charge.

They need someone that is tougher than Sharon.

When he was first elected, I thought he was going to be good.

Now, I don't think he's tough enough.


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