Aug 16 2010
Do you see anything wrong with these pictures? I don’t. A former Israeli soldier posted photos on Facebook of herself in uniform smiling beside bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, drawing sharp criticism.
No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. The Paliscum aren’t naked or on dog leashes. What IS the problem here?
Israeli news websites and blogs showed two photographs of the woman. In one, she is sitting legs crossed beside a blindfolded Palestinian man who is slumped against a concrete barrier. His face is turned downwards, while she leans toward him with herface upturned. Another shows her smiling at the camera with three Palestinian men with bound hands and blindfolds behind her.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Ghassan Khatib condemned the photos and said they pointed to a deeper malaise — how Israel’s 43-year-old occupation of Palestinians has affected the Israelis who enforce it.
“This shows the mentality of the occupier,” Khatib said, “to be proud of humiliating Palestinians. The occupation is unjust, immoral and, as these pictures show, corrupting.” The photographs were a reminder of snapshots taken in 2003 by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq that showed Iraqi detainees naked, humiliated and terrified.(NO, these pictures are NOTHING like those from Abu Ghraib. Idiots.) LINK