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Mark is the director of the Office for Israeli Constitutional Law (OFICL), advocating Jewish rights to all the Land of Israel under International and Domestic law and lectures and educates about Jewish legal rights.
From 2002–2006, Mark was INN-TV's news editor, producer, and studio anchor, and he served as the General Manager of Israel Independent TV news from 2006-2009.
Elul 12, 5772, 8/30/2012
Okay, here’s another no brainer.
You decide to enter a closed military zone with the intent to interfere with an army’s anti-terror operations. You ignore the warnings and all attempts to remove you from the theater of operations. In doing so, you are assisting an enemy in a time of war, thus becoming an enemy combatant.
You sit yourself down in front of a D9 bulldozer.
This bulldozer is a giant military bulldozer. It is not used for building little pink houses for you and me (see footage of IDF D9 bulldozers destroying Hizbullah buildings). Standard procedure for operating a D9 is to have personnel on the ground, at a safe distance to direct the driver, since the driver cannot see in front of him due to the bulldozer’s large shovel that obstructs the view in front of the machine.
Obviously, having personnel on the ground is not an option in Gaza. Otherwise, there would need to be medical helicopters on hand to evacuate the dead soldiers' bodies.
As you look up at this giant monstrosity to see the reaction of the driver as you have parked your little body in front of this military juggernaut, you notice you cannot see him!
At this point you should be smart enough to realize, “Hey, I better get my butt out of here, quick!!!”
With all apologies to the Corrie family’s sensitivities over the loss of their daughter and their openly expressed anti-Israel sentiment, Rachel Corrie’s death is a result of her own reckless stupidity. She wanted to be a martyr. My congratulations to her family, Rachel became a martyr for the Hamas terror organization.
Now quit blaming the IDF. Rachel and her terrorist allies are the ones to blame; not Israel.