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Tuesday, December 21

"Everyone, no matter how moral, if he feels a commitment to the mission, will or could fall into violence. We're all told we shouldn't behave badly to civilians -- never hit them, never yell. But after eight hours in the sun, you're not so strong."
--Israeli soldier describing what it's like manning a checkpoint, where as many as 5,000 Palestinians line up to enter Israel every day. Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights groups have documented hundreds of cases of abuse by Israeli troops against Palestinians at roadblocks.