In yet more flagrant abuses of human rights, an Israeli soldier is pictured in Abu Ghraib style photo’s with blindfolded and shackled Palestinian prisoners.
Israeli soldiers have run into trouble on social media sites like Facebook and YouTube before.
Most recently a group of combat soldiers were reprimanded for breaking into choreographed dance moves while on patrol in the West Bank town of Hebron. The dance featured prominently on YouTube.
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,” Mr Khatib said, “to be proud of humiliating Palestinians. The occupation is unjust, immoral and, as these pictures show, corrupting.”
The Israeli military also criticised the young woman, who was identified from her Facebook page as Eden Aberjil of the southern Israeli port town of Ashdod.
The photographs were a reminder of pictures taken in 2003 by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq that showed Iraqi detainees naked, humiliated and terrified.
Palestinians are routinely handcuffed and blindfolded when they are arrested. Easier to shoot them in the back of the head that way – courtesy of Israel “The only democracy in the Middle East™”
Source: Daily Telegraph