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Meretz MK says IDF an ‘occupation army,’ but cautions against oversimplifying matter

MK Yair Golan speaks during a conference hosted by Democrat TV in Jaffa, June 7, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
MK Yair Golan speaks during a conference hosted by Democrat TV in Jaffa, June 7, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Asked by the Kan public broadcaster whether the IDF is an “occupation army,” Meretz MK Yair Golan, who is running a long-shot race to become party chairman, answers in the affirmative.

However, the former deputy IDF chief of staff says he prefers not to oversimplify the situation with buzzwords, arguing that Israel did not originally intend to take over the West Bank and the millions of Palestinians living there.

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