I just wanted to stick this here as it has been memoryholed:
Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men
Amira Hass, Haaretz 11 01 2009
The testimonies of Gaza Strip residents are revealing new details about the Israel Defense Forces' mode of operation there. In the past two days, Beit Lahia residents forced from their homes said soldiers were posing as members of Hamas' armed wing while advancing on the ground.
The daily pauses in bombing allow Gazans to meet with the displaced - most of whom are housed in an UNRWA school - and hear their stories.
Gaza resident S. told Haaretz he heard several people say they saw armed men wearing the uniforms and symbols of the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who "called out to each other in Arabic, as if they had caught a collaborator, and then, with the element of surprise, went into the houses."
A Gaza radio station warned that troops posing as locals were driving a vehicle normally used by paramedics. Residents said the radio broadcaster listed the vehicle's license plate number and color.
Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1054461.html
As one can see by following the above link - the story NO LONGER exists.
Anyway, I found it again via democratic underground, and pasted it here for history's sake.