Ashkenazi: Next war on Gaza would include attacks on densely populated areas
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi said on Tuesday that Israel’s next battle would be waged also on Gaza Strip and would include confrontations in densely-populated areas.
During a graduation ceremony of a new batch of ground forces, Ashkenazi, one of many Israeli officials who committed war crimes in Gaza, added that his troops would resume their attacks on densely populated areas, villages, cities, mosques, hospitals, kindergartens and schools because, he claimed, “the enemies want to impose this way of fighting on Israel”.
He highlighted during his speech that the Israeli army would provide support for all Israeli officers in case they were arrested or prosecuted because of the Goldstone report.
Vilnai said that his army was fully prepared for such a probability regardless of the Goldstone report. The UN report by the South African Justice Richard Goldstone said that Israel had committed war crimes in its war on Gaza.