B'Tselem Justifies Killing of IDF Soldiers Wherever They Are
B'Tselem Justifies Killing of IDF Soldiers Wherever They Are

According to senior researcher Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan Dahoah-Halevi, the left-wing group B’Tselem appears to justify the murder of Israeli soldiers. 

In an article published over the weekend, Dahoah-Halevi, a researcher with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, points out that while B’Tselem condemns attacks on Israeli civilians, it has yet to condemn an attack on Israeli soldiers.

B’Tselem fails to condemn attacks on soldiers even when the soldiers in question are within pre-1967 Israel and are not involved in combat, Dahoah-Halevi said, such as the attack on an IDF patrol in 2006 in which soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped. 

It appears that B’Tselem sees nothing wrong with terrorists’ attacks on military targets, he said, “and perhaps even more seriously, sees the terrorist groups as having the ‘right’ to kill Israeli soldiers indiscriminately in Israeli territory, this even after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005.”

B’Tselem did not reply to requests to clarify its position regarding terror groups’ attacks on soldiers.