Yehuda Shaul, a former Israeli soldier and one of the founders of Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, has exposed the operational methods of the Israeli military used against Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in an interview he gave to Internet portal Qantara.
Shaul said that as an Israeli soldier it is inevitable to break moral principles after spending a considerable time on duty in occupied Palestinian territories.
“At the beginning of your military service, you break into a Palestinian house in the middle of the night and you wake up the whole family. Children start to cry. You really feel something inside. You feel that things do not fit. But slowly, slowly you get used to it, because as a soldier, that’s what you do every day and every night. And you start to forget that these are families and that you are basically taking over…
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