New images show Israeli army’s sadism

[ 26/10/2010 – 11:10 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Breaking the Silence organization, operating inside Israel, revealed a new Israeli army scandal after soldiers released more pictures showing their shameful, brutal, and sadistic behavior against Palestinians.

Three weeks back a video clip of an Israeli soldier dancing around a bound Palestinian woman dating back to December, 2007, attracted widespread condemnation.

Two months ago another soldier posted controversial and racial comments over pictures of herself sitting next to and laughing at bound Palestinian detainees.

The newly discovered images appear to have been taken during the last Israeli war on Gaza, said Yehuda Shaul, one of Breaking the Silence’s founding members.

The photos show soldiers in Palestinian homes occupied by the Israeli army.

“In one of the pictures two soldiers hold a detained man while he is blindfolded and handcuffed, while one of them grabs his neck and the barrel of his gun is a few centimeters from his face.”

Another picture shows a soldier standing in the kitchen as a veiled woman cooks in disregard of him. Other soldiers are shown relaxing in a house, while one of them sits on a toy car. In another image, a soldier is shown drawing the star of David on the wall and writing above it in Hebrew: “returning soon”.

Yehuda Shaul said: “It is the norm of the Israeli army and a direct result of the reality of existing in a place they control the lives of civilians on a daily basis.”

“Having fun in the presence of detainees constitutes a phenomenon that we have dozens of pictures around. It is the reality and nature of the occupation,” he added

New images show Israeli army’s sadism.

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A Palestinian boy checks a calendar on a wall in his house in Zeitoun, outside Gaza City, daubed with English and Hebrew graffiti left by the Israeli army when they withdraw from Gaza earlier this month, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Inside and outside the home, graffiti had been daubed in Hebrew and English, with slogans including “You can run but you can’t hide’, ‘Gaza here we are’ and ‘Arabs: 1948 to 2009′. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Samopuni Family House Gaza Jan 2009, graffitti saying: “Gaza here we are” and “Die you all”

A Palestinian boy stands next to a bullet riddled wall and a graffiti showing a mosque with an Israeli flag in a partly destroyed apartment in Jebaliya, northern Gaza strip, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. The Israeli Army used that apartment as a base and left sprayed several graffiti pictures on the walls. U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes, on the first day of a five-day trip to the region, called the steep Palestinian casualty toll “extremely shocking” and suggested the United Nations might ask Israel to compensate it for wartime damage to U.N. compounds in Gaza, but that he was looking at immediate humanitarian needs and thinking about longer-term reconstruction in Gaza. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

A keychain hangs on a wall in a Palestinian house in Zeitoun, outside Gaza City, daubed with English and Hebrew graffiti left by the Israeli army when they withdraw from Gaza earlier this month, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Inside and outside the home, graffiti had been daubed in Hebrew and English, with slogans including “1 is down, 999.999 to go” and ‘Arabs need 2 die’. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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