Die Rache der moralischsten Armee der Welt

Liquidiert sie!

Egal wen.

Liquidiert sie!

Der ehemalige israelische Soldat Oren Kalisman (30) berichtet über seine frühere Zeit in der „moralischsten Armee der Welt„*, als er als Zugführer in der Westbank eingesetzt war:

Then, in February 2002, […]

There was an attack on an Israeli army point near Ramallah, in which an armed Palestinian shot dead six soldiers.

It was a huge shock to the all-powerful Israeli army: he not only killed six soldiers, but he got away unharmed.

As a result, 24 hours later we received a very unique command – to ‘liquidate’ all police officers at a series of Palestinian checkpoints in the West Bank.

The word ‘revenge’ was never used, but it was clear to us that we were avenging the soldiers’ deaths.

The hard part for me was realising that our army was acting out of revenge, and I’m sorry to say that as a result 15 armed Palestinian policemen were killed.

In our unit we called the operation a ‘terror attack’.

In another unit they went further and called it a ‘massacre’.

Die israelischen Soldaten wußten, dass sie auf Befehl Unschuldige töteten – ausschließlich aus Rache.

Sie wußten, dass sie Terror ausübten.

Die israelische Armee ist nicht die „moarlischste Armee der Welt“ wie sie in erstaunlicher Arroganz immer wieder von sich selbst behauptet. Sie ist wie jede Armee, und handelt im Einsatz wie jede Armee potenziell unmenschlich.

Überall.

— Schlesinger

PS.: Wie meinte der Dramatiker Rolf Hochhuth einmal: Im Krieg fangen die Konfliktparteien zwangsläufig an sich in ihren Methoden zu gleichen. Man erinnere sich an den Lynchmord an zwei israelischen Soldaten, die im Oktober 2000 auf ihrem Nachhauseweg in der Westbank versehentlich nach Ramallah gerieten und dort von einem Mob gelyncht wurden.

* Häufig verwendete Selbstbeschreibung seitens israelischer Generäle bzw. Verteidigungsminister (z.B. Ehud Barak)

3 Comments

  1. Die Frage wer damit angefangen hat… wohl kaum zu beantworten. Viel interessanter ist wer irgendwann beschließt damit aufzuhören. Die Fatah im Westjordanland hat seit langen keine Gewalt mehr ausgelöst. Hamas: sehr wohl. Israel, na ja kein Ruhmesblatt wie die in Gaza gewütet haben oder mit der Freiheitsflottilla umgegangen sind.

  2. Moralische Armee? Das gibt es nicht.In Israel schon zweimal nicht.

    „Israeli soldiers killed hundreds of Egyptian prisoners of war during the 1967 Middle East war – deaths that commanders who are now prominent leaders have known about for years, historians said today. The controversy involves some top politicians, including Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and legislator Rafael Eitan [who also gave us U.S. Navy spy Jonathan Pollard, and then lied about it], a former army chief. The allegations dominated news shows, shocking many Israelis who have long prized the notion that their army maintained high ethical standards throughout decades of warfare with the Arab world and military rule over Palestinians. The Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Amos Gilad, refused to comment. Rabin, who was chief of staff when some of the 1967 killings allegedly were committed, walked away today when a reporter shouted a related question. His office later issued a statement denouncing the killings and calling them isolated incidents.

    „Military historian Aryeh Yitzhaki said today that Israeli troops carried out several mass killings in 1967 in which about 1,000 Egyptian prisoners were slain in the Sinai. Yitzhaki, who worked in the army’s history department after the war, said he and other officers collected testimony from dozens of solders who admitted killing POWs. He said a report on the killings submitted to his superiors has been locked in a safe at military headquarters.

    „Another Israeli historian, Uri Milstein, said there were many incidents in the 1967 war in which Egyptian soldiers were killed by Israeli troops after they had raised their hands in surrender.

    „It was not an official policy, but there was an atmosphere that it was okay to do it,“ Milstein said. „Some commanders decided to do it; others refused. But everyone knew about it.“

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