Ad honorem Eli Geva
«That same day Begin talked with Colonel Eli Geva, 31, an Israeli armored-brigade commander who asked to be relieved of his command because he could not in good conscience lead an assault on Beirut. When Begin asked him why, Geva explained that when he looked at Beirut through his binoculars, he saw children playing. Asked Begin: «Did you receive an order to kill children?» Replied Geva: «No.» Responded the Prime Minister: «Then what are you complaining about?» Geva was later discharged from the army.»
Eli Geva was an Israeli brigade commander, who during the Siege of Beirut refused to lead his forces into the city for moral reasons which he termed «the excess killing of civilians.