Israeli Newspaper Details IDF’s Creation of “Kill Zones” in Gaza

Source: Common Dreams

“Israel’s military says it has killed around 9,000 militants in Gaza since October 7—and adamantly denies targeting civilians. But new reporting published Sunday by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz casts serious doubt on the IDF’s estimate and details how the U.S.-armed military has established combat zones that have become death traps for ordinary Gazans. The boundaries of such ‘kill zones’ are not clearly marked, making it almost impossible for Palestinian civilians to know whether they are entering one. An Israeli reserve officer told Haaretz that ‘as soon as people enter’ a kill zone, ‘orders are to shoot and kill, even if that person is unarmed’. ‘To a large extent, the tragedy in which three hostages were killed by the IDF is such a story,’ the newspaper reported, ‘since in fleeing from their captors the three entered a kill zone in the middle of the Shujaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City.'” (04/01/24)