“People were not instructed to shoot at everyone they see, but they were told that from a certain distance when they approach a house, no matter who it is – even an old woman – take them down.”
– An account of one Israeli soldier, out of 26 anonymous, who admitted that war crimes were commited during the 22 day conflict that ended on 18th January 2009.
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This news came forward due to the program conducted by the self proclaimed intellectual Dr. Shahid Masood on Geo news. It aired on Sunday and although it got my attention, surprisingly, in the start, but soon enough I finally recalled that why is it that I have never been able to digest his program.. the reason simply being that he sees things in the most illusionist way possible….that’s why I changed the channel soon enough!
His program started by telling his audience about the luxurious lives of our great Muslim rulers of the past who are considered as heroes in our history books and in our classrooms, drawing rooms and the speeches of the politicians-to-be, and how it was due to this lifestyle hat Nadir Shah was able to take up the government and he, also a Muslim, killed his fellow Muslims in the coup.