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An Israeli Progressive on His Country’s Moral Culpability

I can think of no military objective in the world that would justify an eighty percent non-combatant casualty rate.

This latest message is about the ways in which—from a progressive Israeli’s point of view—the nation’s government and military should and should not be held culpable for the destruction of houses, schools, power plants, hospitals, and other structures in Gaza, and the appalling civilian death toll there…


Day 4: Gaza death toll passes 100 as Israel continues assault | July 11, 2014

1. A ball of fire is seen following an early morning Israeli air strike on Rafah. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

2. A Palestinian man looks at a house which was hit in an Israeli air strike. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

3. The destroyed house of the Palestinian Abu Lealla family following an Israeli airstrike in the north of Gaza City. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

4. Mother of three-year-old Saher Abu Namous mourns during his funeral after he was killed in an explosion in the east of Jabaliya refugee camp. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)

5. A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Smoke and debris from an Israeli explosion rise above the northern Gaza Strip. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

7. Palestinians look at the remains of a missile which was fired by an Israeli aircraft on a street in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. (Ashraf Amrah/Reuters)

8. Members of the Abu Lealla family search the rubble of their destroyed home after an Israeli airstrike north of Gaza City. (Wissam Nassar for The New York Times)

9. A Palestinian woman reacts in front of her son’s boat, which was damaged in a fire that started following an Israeli naval strike, at the seaport of Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

10. Palestinians look the damage of a destroyed house where five members of the Ghannam family were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning in Rafah refugee camp. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Naming the dead)

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