In a very rare moment of levity, Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, speaking on Israeli radio and describing his army’s recent rearrangement of Gaza, said, “I still say we have the most moral army in the world. Of course there may be exceptions…”
The studio audience immediately erupted into fits of laughter. Ehud Barak, previously such an unfunny man, had discovered his comedic touch that no-one knew he had.
We went out onto the streets of Sderot to get a feeling of the publics mood. In general, the consensus was one of admiration and surprise. One passer-by, Harrold Hill, told us that he was supremely impressed that such a small, insignificant man such as Ehud could have nursed this sense of humour along for all these years.