‘We were supposed to enter quietly – instead we threw grenades’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israeli soldiers speak about the occuaption, through Breaking the Silence:

All the time there was that terminology of shoot in every direction, at anything that moves, and all the time the word war was repeated. The mood among the fighters, among ourselves, even inside the tank, was as if we were in a time machine, as if we were in our tank in some kind of Six Day [war] … To this day, I go around with the feeling that someone from the outside orchestrated the atmosphere.”

Another veteran said: “When I was a soldier I thought there was logic behind things. When I became a commander I understood that there isn’t really a logic. I understood that most of it was motivated by political reasons and if you have the forces, you find the action … You go into homes, you see people peeing from fear … or little children crying. Not something that shocked me too much at the time but … not too many things shocked me at the time.”

via ‘We were supposed to enter quietly – instead we threw grenades’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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