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March 31, 2003

From An Unsealed Room:

Whatever one might think of the Rachel Corrie bulldozer debacle, it has had an impact. The Hebrew-language website Ynet quotes a senior IDF official as saying that the army is officially abandoning the tactic of bulldozing houses in Gaza because the army "has come to the conclusion that the damage to Israel's image internationally is greater than its effectiveness" as a terror-fighting tool. The right is condemning it as the military capitulating to the media. A left-wing politician, Ran Cohen of Meretz hailed it, saying that that "world public opinion has managed to accomplish what morality and common sense failed to acheive."