They are now claiming they used lawyers to avoid breaking international law.
" it used lawyers and leaflets in what it says was an effort to save civilian lives and bolster its case against accusations of war crimes."
Wow, lawyers and leaflets, do those save lives? I mean when fleeing in terror, do you stop and go
"oh I must really read this leaflet"
Besides the pure bullshit factor in that, where were the Gazans to go?
When shooting fish in a barrel, just how far can the fish flee to avoid the shot?
Given Israel has the Palestinians trapped in Gaza, where exactly were they to go?
And this part
The Gaza “campaign was a long time in the works, and we were intimately involved in the planning,” said Lieutenant Colonel David Benjamin of the Military Advocate Corps
There you have it, the Gaza attack was not in response to the Hamas rocket fire.
Despite the spin. Long planned.
“Approval of targets which can be attacked, methods of warfare -- it all has gone through us.”
So they did approve of bombing multiple schools, mosques and a university, strafing kids in the street, using white phosphorous, etc, etc,.
Must have, since approval of all targets went through the Military Advocate Corp first.
Sounds like war crimes to me