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Colonel Kemp claimed 'Israel did more to safeguard civilians in a war-zone than any other army in the history of warfare'.I find the claim preposterous. A simple example of an army doing more than Israel in Gaza 2009 is when Israel entered Jenin in Operation Defensive Shield in 2002. Israel then used more foot-soldiers rather than bombing indiscriminately from the air.While I believe that Israel did not act 'more' immorally than the Americans and British troops in Iraq (for example), I still think that had the several hundred dead civilians been Israelis, there would've been a national outcry in Israel. Furthermore, being 'less immoral' is similar to being 'less of a prostitute' in the famous anecdote of George Bernard Shaw - http://www.anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=11508.