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Monday, August 16, 2010


Shooting the messenger

A minor kerfuffle has erupted in Israel because, shades of Abu Ghraib, a female IDF soldier posted photos on Facebook showing her posing in front of blindfolded and gagged Palestinian prisoners. The hypocritical IDF has condemned her actions, claiming: "These actions are ugly and callous." Well, they are, but what's really "ugly and callous" is the treatment of Palestinian prisoners (and Palestinians in general, including the fact that so many of them are prisoners), and the responsibility for that lies with the IDF itself and the State of Israel, not with some insensitive female soldier.

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