|'During war there are no civilians,' 'Yossi,' an IDF training unit leader simply stated during a round of questioning on day two of the Rachel Corrie trials. 'When you write a [protocol] manual, that manual is for war,' he added. For the human rights activists and friends and family of Rachel Corrie sitting in the courtroom, this open admission created an audible gasp.
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