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We know his name and if we used it he would face a criminal investigation and a probable prison sentence.
The birds are singing as he describes in detail some of what he did and saw others do as an enlisted soldier in Hebron. And they are certainly criminal: the incidents in which Palestinian vehicles are stopped for no good reason, the windows smashed and the occupants beaten up for talking back – for saying, for example, they are on the way to hospital; the theft of tobacco from a Palestinian shopkeeper who is then beaten "to a pulp" when he complains; the throwing of stun grenades through the windows of mosques as people prayed. And worse.
Then there is the inter- clan Palestinian fight: "We were told to go over there and find out what was happening. Our [platoon] commander was a bit screwed in the head. So anyway, we would locate houses, and he'd tell us: 'OK, anyone you see armed with stones or whatever, I don't care what – shoot.' Everyone would think it's the clan fight..." Did the company commander know? "No one knew. Platoon's private initiative, these actions."
Did you hit them? "Sure, not just them. Anyone who came close ... Particularly legs and arms. Some people also sustained abdominal hits ... I think at some point they realised it was soldiers, but they were not sure. Because they could not believe soldiers would do this, you know."
Originally posted by Harlequin
They learnt from the nazi`s in WW2 how to treat a population - and here we are 70 years later and they are doing exactly the same thing to the peoples of gaza.
Originally posted by manzoor
good post, shows who the real terrorists are, come on israeli soldiers killing innocent civialians and not even being jailed even if they done wrong this is bs.
this article shows the grim life the palastinians face on a everyday bases, the constent checkpoints,racial abuse,beatings,harresment and many others by the israeli army, and they call hamas,hezbollah etc a terrorist organisation when they are deffending there country from aggressors.
the real terrorists are the israelis
the bias western media which portrays almost all muslims with a terrorist symbol on there head. the western media doesnt show the public the true faces of the us and isreali crimes commited insted they are quick to cover it all up and spread total lies and cover only one point of view.
so nextime you watch sky news and see a article or something on muslims as a terrorist etc just think of all the innocent muslims dieing everyday because of the us and israeli occupations not all muslims are terrorists infact hardly any are just wake up and smell the lies dont beleive everything you are told if you do then god help you.
[edit on 19-4-2008 by manzoor]
Campaign group Breaking the Silence has met with a hostile response from Israel, especially after it published testimony by soldiers who took part in the war on Gaza in 2008-09. Photograph: Ali Ali/EPA
Transgressions by the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territories will be disclosed by a group of former soldiers in an internet campaign aimed at raising public awareness of military violations.
Video testimonies by around two dozen ex-soldiers - some of whom are identifying themselves for the first time - will be posted on YouTube. The campaign by Breaking the Silence, an organisation of former soldiers committed to speaking out on military practices, launches with English subtitles on Monday.