Jun. 23, 2015
IDF Officer: “Our Morality Cost Us Our Lives” – Captain (res.) Dor Matot (Jerusalem Post)
I served in Shujaiyeh during the 2014 Gaza war. We did not enter Shujaiyeh at the beginning of the ground incursion because of the large civilian population there.
When we went in the following day, Hamas gunmen were awaiting our arrival. Five of our soldiers were killed and 20 others were injured.
In this instance it is understood that our morality cost us our lives. We were sent into a carefully laid trap because of our considerations in harming the Palestinian population.
The writer is a deputy company commander in the Golani Brigade.
(Click on the article’s title to see the whole article…Ed.)