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  • IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad: "We don't do Gandhi very well"

    In a new wikileaks cable, Director of Policy and Political-Military Affairs at the Israel Ministry of Defense, Maj. General (reserves) Amos Gilad, told American government officials, 'we don't do Gandhi very well'  in reference to unarmed demonstrations taking place throughout the West Bank and specifically in Nabi Saleh. The cable confirms that the Israeli army has, in recent months, decided to increase violent pressure on the demonstrations 'even  [if the] demonstrations appear peaceful.' In the cable, titled "IDF PLANS HARSHER METHODS WITH WEST BANK DEMONSTRATIONS" and labeled confidential, the Israeli army is portrayed as fed up with the demonstrations and likely to engage in harsh repression if the…

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