Monday, August 14, 2006

[ePalestine] IDF general: Troops...can steal from Lebanese stores (I've read it all now)

Dear friends,

We are all processing a tremendous amount of information these days as we try to make sense of our world and predict how to align our work to end the occupation, which is the ultimate goal.

This story was run by the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz today.  I also, list some of the online comments that readers posted in reply.

I've read it all now...and this Brigadier General is ready for war in the winter...are there no limits to insanity!

Wondering to laugh, cry, or both,


Last update - 16:00 14/08/2006                          

IDF general: Troops lacking food can steal from Lebanese stores 

By Haaretz Service 

"If our fighters deep in Lebanese territory are left without food our water, I believe they can break into local Lebanese stores to solve that problem," Brigadier General Avi Mizrahi, the head of the Israel Defense Forces logistics branch, said Monday. 

Mizrahi's comments followed complaints by IDF soldiers regarding the lack of food on the front lines. 

"If what they need to do is take water from the stores, they can take," Mizrahi told Army Radio. 

According to Mizrahi, the logistics branch is prepared for the possibility that               
combat soldiers will have to remain in Lebanon during the winter.

Reader's comments posted on Ha'aretz site: 

* Note to owner: You have just been robbed by the most moral army in the world. 

* The troops also lack money and women. What do you say, general? 

* During war time ALL armies in occupying positions may requisition supplies from the local civillian population. This includes the use of homes, civillian buildings, food, medicine and other - non-combat related supplies.
It is standard - not illegal and not theft.

* Don't worry.... You will be generously repaid at a later date. Just like all those who lost their land, houses and possessions in 1948. You can trust in Israel. 


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