Testimony Num : 168

Our main goal is to remove civilians from the combat areas, theirs is the exact opposite

During Operation Cast Lead I was the Chief Commander of an infantry brigade operating in the northern Gaza strip. Part of the intelligence we had was about explosive devices set along the routes they expected us to use. Think about it, these are paths within neighborhoods, with people living on both sides. This is not a deserted area. People live there with large explosive devices under their feet waiting to explode on IDF forces.

To be precise though, some of the traps were located specifically to hurt only us, but were placed in residential areas on purpose. This was incomprehensible. These mining practices existed before Cast Lead and of course, after it as well. Our main goal is to remove civilians from the combat areas, their goal is the exact opposite.