Joint Chief Chairman: Israel Took ‘Extraordinary Lengths’ to Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza

Posted November 7, 2014 at 8:49am

Reuters reports that “the highest-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday that Israel went to ‘extraordinary lengths’ to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza and that the Pentagon had sent a team to see what lessons could be learned from the operation.”  

“Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged recent reports criticizing civilian deaths during the 50-day Gaza war this year but told an audience in New York he thought the Israel Defense Forces ‘did what they could’ to avoid civilian casualties.”