"Collective punishment", anyone?
Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishment is a war crime.
The IDS solder wasn't "kidnapped/captured", says the media.
Israeli soldier feared kidnapped by Hamas died in battle, IDF say fw.to/a7DUo7k03/08/2014 15:11:35 WIB
@nihonmama again, thats about what state his body is in. Not a retraction of the kidnapping claim. Hamas has his body, same as Oron Shaul.03/08/2014 09:42:01 WIB
@nihonmama the question was whether he was alive or dead when taken (something Marzook announced, if you remember). Not if he was taken.03/08/2014 09:39:18 WIB
@nihonmama suicide bomber attacked unit, killed 2+him. his body grabbed in the ensuing firefight. IDF not sure if alive or dead until today.03/08/2014 09:55:03 WIB
@TzviZucker If Goldin's "body grabbed in the ensuing firefight", body implies that he was not alive. You can't kidnap a dead person.03/08/2014 10:08:21 WIB
@nihonmama it was unknown if he was dead or alive when taken until tonight, when forensic evidence came back conclusive.03/08/2014 10:10:16 WIB
@nihonmama and the fact remains, vocabulary problem aside, Hamas took him, and has him, despite their denial.03/08/2014 10:11:41 WIB