IDF legal proceedings touch raw nerves in Israeli society

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Legal dramas of the IDF intrinsically linked to Israeli society – Yaakov Lapin – The Jerusalem Post 25.07.16
Trial of Elor Azaria reflects decades-long dilemmas faced by young Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Buchris ‘rape’ case sends other shock waves.
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A sergeant goes to war against Israel’s General Staff – Amos Harel & Gili Cohen – Haaretz 27.07.16
The entire chain of command, all the way up to Eisenkot, has been presented as liars trying to evade responsibility by dumping it all on the lowly sergeant.

Sympathy for the devil?
– Joshua Davidovich – The Times of Israel 25.07.16
After taking the stand, the Hebron shooter is transformed in the populist press from a monster into a confused kid bullied by his commanders. Meanwhile, in the Buchris ‘rape’ case…

Ya’alon slams ‘gang leader’ Liberman for backing Hebron soldier
– Raoul Wootliff – The Times of Israel 27.07.16
Former defence minister denies acting inappropriately in chiding sergeant on trial for killing incapacitated Palestinian. Chief of Staff says greatest threat to the IDF is uninformed criticism that reduces public’s faith in the military.

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