An Israeli female soldier poses in front of Kidnapped Palestinians

August 18, 2010 5:12 AM George Rishmawi Human rights, Israel, News Report 0
18 Aug
5:12 AM

Photos of an Israeli female soldier posing in front of Palestinian detainees posted on the social networking site Facebook, were met with anger by Palestinians.The photos were posted by Eden Abergil, a young Israeli woman who finished her military service over a year ago. They show the uniformed officer smiling and posing next to bound and blindfolded Palestinian men.

The photos were taken by a young female Israeli soldier. They were posted on Facebook in an album titled ‘IDF…The best time of my life :)’.

The view of the soldier posing in front of the handcuffed and blind folded Palestinians was connected to the view of American soldiers who were posing in front of Iraqi prisoners being tortured in Abu Ghreib prison in Iraq few years ago.

When asked by a CNN host about this comparison, the former Israeli commando and author of a book Brotherhood of Warriors, Aaron Cohen said, what you see are “soldiers who are handcuffed, and they are sitting down and not stacked up on top of each other.”

In the meantime, the Palestinian said, “She did this act when she was in military service, so in retrospect, the Israeli occupation is responsible for her acts. This is a breach of international law, clearly a breach of human rights.”

In response, Cohen said, and added later “for every organization there is an idiot, and that is an idiot.”

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