What is the Israeli Dahiya Doctrine?


Michael Ratner: A recent release by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange shows the brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza.

In Israel’s war planning, the Dahiya doctrine refers to Israel’s intentional and massive killing of civilians and destruction of civilian villages, the intentional disproportionate use of force constituting collective punishment of a population. Dahiya plan leaves no doubt, none, that it involves the knowing and intentional commission in carrying out of war crimes. The killing of civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure, whether in Lebanon then or Gaza today, is no mistake.

Full transcript at The Real News Network

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