posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 09:59 PM
I feel that this sis wrong and these soldiers should be punished but with the terror bombings can anyone blame them? Their laughter was the key and
therefore they loose all credibility.
Israel shocked by image of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock
Of all the revelations that have rocked the Israeli army over the past week, perhaps none disturbed the public so much as the video footage of
soldiers forcing a Palestinian man to play his violin.
But the matter of the violin touched on something deeper about the way Israelis see themselves, and their conflict with the Palestinians.
The violinist, Wissam Tayem, was on his way to a music lesson near Nablus when he said an Israeli officer ordered him to "play something sad" while
soldiers made fun of him. After several minutes, he was told he could pass.
It may be that the soldiers wanted Mr Tayem to prove he was indeed a musician walking to a lesson because, as a man under 30, he would not normally
have been permitted through the checkpoint.
But after the incident was videotaped by Jewish women peace activists, it prompted revulsion among Israelis not normally perturbed about the treatment
soldiers wanted Mr Tayem to prove he was indeed a musician