Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:26:09 GMT
Israel's foreign minister has sought to justify the high number of casualties in Gaza by calling it a normal "product of circumstance".
"We seek out the terrorists, and it can happen that civilians are sometimes hurt in the fight against terror," said Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Israeli Radio.
Livni is running for prime minister in February elections.
"We had to carry out this operation. I am at peace with the fact that we did it," she said referring to a three-week long offensive against the Gaza Strip which killed at least 1,300 Palestinians, including more than 400 children.
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SIDE NOTE: Livni is a disgusting warmonger. The death of innocents is never just a matter or "product of circumstance".