Monday's Prager University video features Colonel Richard Kemp, commander of British forces in Afghanistan who was in Israel during the 2014 Gaza conflict.
Kemp argues that Israel has the world's most moral army because they are a country run by democratic values and want peace, but they're surrounded by countries that want them wiped off of the face of the Earth. Many Israelis also adhere to the values of Judaism, which strengthens their civil society. The Israel Defense Forces consists mostly of civilians–as Israel is a small country, so they need civilians to be a part of their armed forces–and these civilians just want peace and to protect their country
But the strongest evidence that Israel has the world's most moral army is that Israel goes out of its way to avoid civilian casualties. During the 2014 war with Gaza, Israelis sent out texts, phone calls and leaflets as well as broadcast radio messages to inform Gaza civilians where and when they were going to launch attacks so the civilians could flee to safety. Many IDF missions were halted to avoid civilian casualties.
"Never in the history of warfare has an army phoned its enemy and told them where they're going to drop their bombs," Kemp said.
The 2014 war was provoked by Hamas, an organization designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist group, which launched hundreds of rockets against Israel and was planning to attack Israeli communities near the border through underground tunnels. Israel only launched air strikes in retaliation after their repeated warnings to stop were ignored by Hamas.
"Never in the history of warfare has an army phoned its enemy and told them where they're going to drop their bombs."
Colonel Richard Kemp, commander of British forces in Afghanistan, on Israel Defense Forces
Hamas takes full advantage of Israel's adherence to morality, as they force civilians to stay in areas where Israel is planning attacks, hide weapons in schools and hospitals and put rocket launchers near apartment buildings. They also lie that civilians died when they were actually Hamas terrorists. Hamas even stages civilian deaths, in what's known as "Pallywood," or "Palestinian Hollywood." The full video can be seen here: