App makes killing Palestinians as easy as ordering pizzas

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The group Palestine Action has protested continuously at sites in Britain run by the Israeli weapons firm Elbit Systems. (photo: Via Facebook)
The group Palestine Action in Britain trying to bring attention to Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems and weapons industry.

By David Cronin  | The Electronic Intifada  | Dec 2, 2020

The app would allow a commander to type details about a target on a small electronic device and then troops would open fire on that target swiftly.

Killing a Palestinian will soon be as easy as ordering a pizza.

That repugnant message – albeit couched in less explicit terms – was delivered through a recent article published by the website IsraelDefense.

It quotes Oren Matzliach, a colonel who is overseeing the use of a new app by the Israeli military. The app would allow a commander to type details about a target on a small electronic device and then troops would open fire on that target swiftly.

Ordering an attack will be “like ordering a book on Amazon or a pizza in a pizzeria using your smartphone,” Matzliach said.

The causal way in which the colonel speaks about remote-control slaughter should outrage everyone.

The Israeli authorities – or high-ranking figures within them – view every Palestinian as a legitimate target.

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