“This story never made the headlines in Israel, but it has sent shock waves throughout Britain: Members of the British army’s elite Special Air Service are suspected of murdering in cold blood no fewer than 52 unarmed Afghani citizens. According to the allegations, soldiers from the unit murdered civilians during raids on their homes and then planted weapons at the scene to make it look like they were Taliban insurgents.
The charges include evidence tampering, cuffing and hooding innocent civilians and falsifying mission reports. The Times reported that soldiers adopted a “shoot-to-kill” policy and in many cases relied on flawed intelligence. The classified investigation by Britain’s Royal Military Police has been underway for two years and, until now, the British government has tried to conceal the details of the investigation from the general public both domestically and abroad.”