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IDF ISSUES NEW INSTRUCTIONS TO ISRAELI SOLDIERS IN ETHICS OF ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ARABS……..

Because in Israel, whether a knee-jerk reaction or from cool reasoned thinking, they actually do highly regard human life and professionalism. It’s the other side that couldn’t give a crap.

Soon-to-Be-Released Document Instructs Israeli Soldiers in ‘Ethics’ of Engagement With Palestinians, Humane Behavior Under Volatile Circumstances

by Ruthie Blum

Soldier handing a Palestinian girl a lollipop. Photo: IDF.

Soldier handing a Palestinian girl a lollipop. Photo: IDF.

A new document that aims to prepare IDF soldiers for ethical dilemmas they are likely to encounter while serving in the West Bank is in the final stages of formulation, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the IDF believes that enhancing ethics is a necessary supplement to soldiers’ training, particularly among those whose units have not yet been stationed in areas where daily friction with the Palestinians is the norm.

“We have to give soldiers the tools to deal with tricky situations,” a senior officer told nrg. “The ‘spirit of the IDF’ document provides not only the rules of engagement, but also guidelines for treating other human beings with respect and for exhibiting professionalism.”

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