Soldier Exposing His Buttocks To The World

Kawther Salam | May 20, 2011

These shots are of an Israeli soldier exposing his buttocks before international volunteers from CPT and Palestinian shepherd from Um-Tuba village in Yatta district south of Hebron. His underwear is black and his behind shows his real face. The incident happened under Yehuda Fuchs, (אלוף משנה יהודה פוקס), the former commander of Hebron and currently assistant of Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant, and Maj. Gen. Gadi Shamni, (האלוף גדי שמני), the former central command and currently IDF attache in the United States.

If you like his underwear and his behind, or if you want to know more about this “hero”, please write to his commanders, Avi Mizrahi, (אבי מזרחי) and Ehud Barak, (אהוד ברק) and their spokespersons, Peter Lerner (פיטר לרנר) and Yoav Mordechai (יואב מרדכי).

From left: Major General Avi Mizrahi, Major Peter Lerner, Ehud Barak , and Brig. Gen. Yoav “Polly” Mordechai.

The exhibition of Israeli soldier’s buttocks was filmed by the CPT and posted on the Internet, but Google removed the video in order to cover the crimes of “Gods chosen people”. CPT still has the original copy of the video. I made some screen shots of the video before it was removed. According to the CPT soldiers from the Israeli Army displayed their buttocks in a gesture known colloquially as “mooning” to a Palestinian shepherd and two international volunteers from Christian Peacemaker Teams.

The incident occurred immediately after settlers from the Hill 833 settlement outpost, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, pushed the shepherd and his flock off the land. The shepherd from the Palestinian village of Tuba in the South Hebron Hills was grazing his flock in fields several hundred meters south of the outpost when settlers from the outpost approached in a white car. (Settlers from the outpost are well known in the area for their attacks on local Palestinian shepherds, farmers, and schoolchildren). More settlers arrived, along with Israeli soldiers, causing the shepherd to move back to a safer location. The soldiers informed the international volunteers accompanying the shepherd that the shepherd was not permitted to graze on the land, despite the fact Israeli courts have recognized Palestinian ownership of the land, and the Israeli Army itself had previously issued a demolition order, never carried out, for the Hill 833 outpost.

Even after the shepherd moved farther down the valley, the soldiers and a settler security guard followed him. Not content at having pushed the shepherd back, before leaving, two soldiers dropped their pants and displayed their buttocks to the shepherd and the international volunteers in a lewd, insulting manner.
The incident was part of ongoing harassment in the area of Palestinian shepherds by Israeli settlers and security forces. The following day, settlers from the outpost fired six shots at the shepherds. The police did not respond to that incident. The day after the shooting, Sunday, 14 January, settlers armed with clubs came at the shepherds to push them off the land again. On Monday, 15 January, Israeli soldiers threatened shepherds with arrest. This harassment is part of an ongoing process of illegal settlement expansion in the area.


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