Richard Kemp voices support for Gaza op

Retired British Army officer Richard Kemp voices support for Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, saying the IDF was fighting an enemy similar to the one British and American soldiers fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“British soldiers understand what Israel is doing and support what Israel is doing, on the whole,” Kemp tells Channel 2.

He says that whether or not Israel defeats Hamas during the operation depends on several factors, among them the international community, which might pressure Israel to enter a ceasefire before it can neutralize the threat posed by Hamas’s terrorist activity.

Kemp has voiced support for Israel during past operations in the Strip, 2008’s Cast Lead and 2012’s Pillar of Defense.

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