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NEWS: Israel's Abuse; Tales of "Hebron Reality" Under Scrutiny

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posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 07:27 AM
An exhibit was displayed early in June at a film school in Tel-A-Viv, entitled "Breaking the Silence". In it over eighty Israeli soldiers provide photos and accounts of "reality" while serving in the Jewish settlement of Hebron. They tell of harassing a bride and groom, throwing stun grenades at Palestinian children for fun and other details. While the exhibition was initially welcomed by the army, material has now been confiscated and the group of soldiers responsible for the exhibition are now summoned for questioning.

Army Summons for Questioning, Confiscates Exhibit Material of Soldiers Who Give Account of Hebron "reality"
"They are trying to frighten us and other soldiers who have expressed readiness to take part in the project," Micha Kurtz, one of the exhibit's organizers, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

According to Haaretz, military police raided the exhibit late Tuesday and confiscated a file of newspaper clippings and a videotape with the accounts of 70 soldiers.

"The army teaches its soldiers to act morally even in complex situations," the army said. It refused to confirm Tuesday's raid.

Those who put together the exhibit allegedly committed the crimes while soldiers and therefore fall under the auspices of the military court system, a military official said. The investigation is based on "testimony of those involved and eyewitnesses."

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