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IDF Chief Counsel: International Law ‘Sacred’ for the Military

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 5, 2009


by Gil Ronen

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF’s Chief Counsel, Brig. Gen. Avichai Mandelblit, said in a weekend lecture that the IDF is utterly committed to international law in all of its actions and defended the decision not to bomb the hospital where Hamas’s heads were hiding during the IDF’s operation in Gaza in January.

Speaking at a Jerusalem seminar titled “Fighting and Winning within the Framework of the Law,” Mandelblit said that the IDF would never put aside the laws laid down by international law, adding that “all of the commanders hold it sacred.”

“The IDF’s clear position – and I have already worked with three chiefs of staff – is that we must always act within the [international] laws,” the kippah-wearing attorney said. He was quoted on the IDF’s website.

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