Monday, February 11, 2008
Mark Elf at Jews Sans Frontieres received a message indicating that the Army Radio had broadcast the following statement: "Eradicate all towns in Gaza from where rockets are fired." Quite reasonably, he checked it out, assuming it was a grotesque exaggeration or something that some Nazi said. Not so. The sentence itself appeared on Haaretz's news ticker, but Ynet quoted Sheetrit explaining in a cabinet session that: "any other country would have already gone in and level the area, which is exactly what I think the IDF should do – decide on a neighborhood in Gaza and level it ... We should let them know 'you have to leave, this area will be taken down tomorrow' and just take it down – that will show them we mean business."