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Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by cody599
I thank you for your personal insight into this from the standpoint of a former member of the IDF.
However I think your post is reading to much into my post and I will try qualify my posts position more clearly!
The IDF would NOT have had their guns unloaded at the time of arrest and I am quite confident that what he heard was the UNCOCKING and possibly unloading of their weapons once the three men inclucing this man from bristol were arrested and dare I say it ... safely detained.
1stly ... Uncocking a gun does NOT UNLOAD it!
2ndly ... Possibly unloading ...means exactly that ... POSSIBLY ...not definately!
3rdly ... My post never mentioned any numbers when it came to the IDF "soldiers cocking their rifles like a mock execution." and nor does the man from bristol. So whether they all did or just some did is still ambiguous.
4th and finally ... My post makes zero claims about any other issue and it focuses only on the issue detailed in this threads title which was about the 'mock execution' and again I reiterate that I think the man from bristol misread what his senses were telling him while he was blindfolded and in shock..
Personal Disclosure: I hope that clarifies my post succinctly for everyone!
edit on 11-3-2013 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix broken quote bbcode.
Ummmm......Well, Brer Rabbit.............His name...is...WoodHead....Perhaps he should have stayed in Bristol and protested his own governments war-like nature...ya know...cleaned his own house, so-to-speak before traipsing off to take sides in a seperate charade...
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Got some corroboration OP?
Tom Woodhead is still being held in a deportation prison in Israel following his arrest more than a week ago. He described how he and two other Palestinians were lined up against a wall while Israeli soldiers cocked their rifles for a “mock execution”.
We have a self declared activist who is there specifically because he hates Israel, the IDF or both ....and now, strictly based on his word, we're to believe this scene of mock executions? Okay, Israeli troops HAVE done some raunchy crap before (you really don't want to get into what Palestinians have done in comparison..).
However... This is ATS with Deny Ignorance as the Motto and I live in Missouri...the Show Me State. Show me more than his personal, verbal claims while he's still in a detention center to be making them? I'd be interested with more.
Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
reply to post by cody599
"Going to the territories to protest is a pretty stupid thing to do so don't cry when you get hurt and treated like an enemy of the state "
i agree, if you are going to go to the protest site itself, bring lots of weapons and really PROTEST.
Originally posted by sirhumperdink
reply to post by MystikMushroom
i think you mean to say that the united states gives isreal billions (a tad over three billion annually iirc) in aid each year
in fact aid to isreal accounts for about one fifth of our entire foreign aid budget
Its funny how you wrote "controlled area" , while throughout the Thread , it is referred to as "Occupied territories".
Originally posted by ollncasino
Originally posted by cyoshi
after being arrested last Friday by border police at a demonstration in Kafr Qaddum, a village in the occupied Palestinian territories.
If Bristol campaigner, Mr Woodhead, had traveled to a Palestinian controlled areas