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The Despicable Behavior of Israeli Soldiers

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Do they brainwash these Israeli soldiers before they send them to harass innocent children?


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Sam H (410)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 6:30 pm
Yet another great post recommended to us by our friend Sandrea S. Please thank her profusely!

Thursday August 28, 2014, 6:30 pm
Just bloody well dispicable!

Thanks Sam


Sandrea S (278)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 6:57 pm
Poor little guy :(
Who could ever do this!!

Lone F (58)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 7:09 pm
Noted Thanks Sam for posting!

Mike H (252)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 8:23 pm
It shows a soldier escorting a boy. Then the boy is apparently reunited with an adult. Maybe the boy was lost. Could someone explain where the violence is in this video?

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 10:04 pm
At least they didn't harm the lil boy here tho no need to yank the boy by the arm like that--at least hold his hand. Thanks Sam

Carrie B (306)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 10:19 pm
I'm sure there is a certain mentality at work here. You know the ~ 'he's just an Arab kid' ~ mentality.

fly bird (26)
Friday August 29, 2014, 12:19 am
abuse of authority1 thks Sam

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 1:52 am

With a ("blasphemous") mind set like this - "Israeli soldier: "I am the law. I am god."" - one cannot expect much.

I don't see violence in the video, Sam, and neither do I see the normal care which would be extended to a lost child, Mike.

What this shows though is how utterly wrong and dehumanizing occupation of a people is - the "dehumanization" of the Israeli society can be seen right now in what's going on inside Israel with demands by politicians to kill all Palestinians.

THIS is what is truly shocking about the indoctrination of Israel's kids in school with the organized trips to concentration camps in which they must participate. They usually come back full of hatred ... also towards the Palestinians. One should ask why?

You may want to check:
which is an older article of Sept. 1999 but has not lost in validity.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 2:23 am
Is it really necessary to use these images to spew hatred and anger? The video isn't conclusive, isn't violent, actually shows the Israeli soldier attempting to find resolution,
The fact the child is crying doesn't mean he is being harmed. Personally I wouldn't release him into the hands of strangers either, even of the same ethnicity, without checking for guardianship, so what is he supposed to do? It is only the reporter who mentions arresting the boy.
The overly emotive and hate-mongering language used in the headline and by some of the comments is disgusting. I hate to see an upset child too, but you really can't judge anything from this video, except what blind hatred shows you.

Sandrea S (278)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:12 am
Let's see now. These 'soldiers' spent most of this child's Summer blowing up buildings and people - including children - plus other atrocities, and this 6 (SIX) year-old shouldn't be scared for his life while in the grip of a mass murderer?

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:29 am

Sandrea, I'd like to send you some more GSs but can't.

You captured in your sentence the essence of the occupation. Even if this soldiers didn't intend to harm this kid - what is he to expect? He sees the daily harassment of his people, beating and arresting them; he witnesses how his people gets attacked by the settlers of Hebron with the soldiers standing by and letting it happen; he surely knows or has witnessed himself hot the IDF comes at night and ARRESTS children, takes them away to unknown locations from which they come back weeks and months later.

Yes - what is he to expect other than more of the same? And what are we to conclude from such videos other than ... more of the same and well documented cases where violence was vetted out to children at the hands of the IDF?


Sandrea S (278)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:43 am
Thanks, Eleonora. I don't know how anyone could be close-minded about the suffering of certain people. Living, breathing people with the same hopes and dreams as everyone else. We all bleed the same!

Ros, it sounds like your ShockWave has worn out from witnessing an abundance of shocking barbarity :0

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:58 am

Please go and check out “The Forward Magazine’s Character Assassination of Holocaust Survivors”

Nothing is low enough in order to silence and discredit critiques; very much in line with polit-Zionism and 100% against ANY and ALL teachings of Judaism. It is not surprising that there are always new low levels one can find.

How utterly despicable and a disgrace to Judaism!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 4:21 am
Sandrea S. - closed mindedness is always hard to witness and not always easy to identify. Personally I try to look every situation with an open mind, which means looking without judging and reading all sides. treating every image, video, report based on an assumption based on previous ones is closed minded. Seeing each individually and forming an opinion for ones self is open minded. All I ask is unbiased reporting on all sides. But I hope I have the intelligence to decide for myself.

Sandrea S (278)
Friday August 29, 2014, 4:47 am
Is this not capturing the essence of the situation?... These 'soldiers' spent most of this child's Summer blowing up buildings and people - including children - plus other atrocities, and this 6 (SIX) year-old shouldn't be scared for his life while in the grip of a mass murderer?... > what this child would perceive.

You list 'Children's Welfare' as a cause on your profile. Does this not include all chidren?


Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 5:57 am
I can feel for the children and do, without becoming what I hate.

Sandrea S (278)
Friday August 29, 2014, 6:12 am
I can feel for the children, an do, and hate what I see.

Kathleen M (210)
Friday August 29, 2014, 8:05 am
Sadly noted. Thanks Sam and Sandrea. A school teacher in the US would face disciplinary action for yanking around a 6 year old child in such a manner. 'Nuff said.

jan b (5)
Friday August 29, 2014, 8:06 am
he Israeli soliders are watching their backs........More likely the children are harassing the Israeli soldiers who have to be leary of Palestinian children----influenced , young and impressionable .. to become suicide homicide bombers.

I just get disgusted by these articles that are only propaganda hate for the jews. For GOD's much more proof do you folks need that Hamas and Palestine are not our's scary to think Americans are so gullible. They hate Americans celebrating 911 happy we were attacked.
Israel has done more good for us by battling these barbarous lesser humans.

Marilyn K (50)
Friday August 29, 2014, 8:17 am
Do they brain wash soldiers from the countries that behead people, stone to death people, torture people that don't agree with them?

Sam H (410)
Friday August 29, 2014, 8:38 am
Those who are touting their open-mindedness apparently weren’t open-minded enough to wonder why those Israeli soldiers were in the West Bank in the first place!

Open-mindedness cannot exist when a person is brainwashed by religious beliefs that require blind faith. When you believe that G-d was in the real estate business, you’re automatically dehumanizing those whose name didn’t appear on that real estate deed—hardly a sign of open-mindedness.

To watch a child in distress as he’s being handled by armed Israeli soldiers without feeling for the child is a manifestation of utter apathy.

Mike H (252)
Friday August 29, 2014, 9:25 am
Sam H "Open-mindedness cannot exist when a person is brainwashed by religious beliefs that require blind faith". So you are talking about beheadings and honor killings?

Sam H (410)
Friday August 29, 2014, 9:48 am
I'm talking about the subject matter of this post--the despicable behavior of Israeli soldiers. You have a very valid point. And by all means, raise it in the appropriate forum. Otherwise, you may appear to be changing the subject for some ulterior motive.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 1:19 pm
Well, I'm with Mike H. where is the violence? The ones they are fighting kill the children.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 1:29 pm
I didn't see him yank the boy, I'm sure the boy was scared, who wouldn't be in this situation, but we don't know why this happened, & he did let the boy go.I'm glad Israel is battling these evil people who shouldn't be called humans..

Sam H (410)
Friday August 29, 2014, 1:31 pm
Well, if you only thrive on violence, we’ll give you this:

You Can't See Their Faces, But You Can Read Their Names

Is this violent enough for you?

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:12 pm

Sam - it's always interesting to see in whose "favour" one tries to derail the subject - LOL. Doesn't this remind you of something?!

What I really like is the comment by "jan b." - the last utterly racist line says it all:

"Israel has done more good for us by battling these barbarous lesser humans." Very much in line with prominent Israeli leaders who called others "two-legged animals" and "cockroaches". Excellent company for you, jan b.!

If your comment wouldn't be a small "show case" how a good political Zionist looks at other people it should be flagged for containing such an outrageous derogatory and racist statement!

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:16 pm

To Stardust Noel - "I'm glad Israel is battling these evil people who shouldn't be called humans.. "

I'm specially disappointed reading such a despicable and racist comment coming from you. Are you really the same person I came to know briefly (and positively) in the group which was hosted by our Zen Whisperingtree???

Difficult to believe ...

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:23 pm

To Stardust Noel - I truly couldn't believe it's you; I checked your profile and sure it's you, Gwen.

You say you're "born again Christian" and your role model is Jesus - I'm not a religious person but I know that much: such thinking as you display doesn't correlate with any of the three religion.

Sorry for me saying so but I suggest you check your holy scripture again -

Angelika R (143)
Friday August 29, 2014, 3:38 pm
Thx Eleonora! I am glad she deleted herself from my friends list some time ago. Her comment is that much more despicable as she's not even speaking of Hamas but the Palestinian people, a 6-yr old school kid in this case!

Paul Normington (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 4:16 pm
I think this is so very sad indeed

Sandrea S (278)
Friday August 29, 2014, 4:52 pm
Lots of poisonous venom in here. Kool-aid flavoured.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 5:05 pm

marie C (163)
Friday August 29, 2014, 6:18 pm
We have to be very careful on a thread like this because the dangerous speculation theory can kick in and sometimes we see what we want depending whose side you are on
Only recently I fell out with a friend and noticed what awful legs she had a psychologist friend explained to me that how you see people depends on your relationship with them so we can assume but there is too much serious stuff going on to waste my time nit picking this soldiers actions yes he is pulling him it could be to get him away from fighting or it could be handing him over to a awful person we really can not say

marie C (163)
Friday August 29, 2014, 6:28 pm
This sadly brings back memories of a fellow who was a friend of my ex his name is Terence Donavon he captured photos of Vietnamese children running burning one in particular is very famous it has never left my mind war is war and things just get worse and worse

marie C (163)
Friday August 29, 2014, 6:31 pm
Terence actually committed suicide sorry Sam I am getting away from your thread I am being rude just making a point of how war affects us all one way or another

Sheri Schongold (7)
Friday August 29, 2014, 7:50 pm
There was no violence that I could see in this video. The child was not abused in any way. The problem as I see it, is that I have no idea why the detained the child. I sure couldn't figure that out. The way the Palestinians have trained their children to attack and assault the Israelis, I am not surprised at the detaining. If they would stop provoking the soldiers with means to hurt them, the soldiers would not detain them. The problem is that, although the Palestinians lost people in this war, they Israelis did as well. The peace treaties were broken by the Palestinians every time, not the Israelis. The Israelis are willing to let each side live a normal, quiet life, but Hamas doesn't want that. They feel that they should have their own state, which they have never had before, but that the Israelis don't deserve to live in their own state peacefully. When and if Hamas gets out of Palestine and sane people can negoitiate and live within a brokered peace treaty, it will help the area to be more peaceful and then the children as well as the adults on both sides will be ok.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Friday August 29, 2014, 7:51 pm
There is no brainwashing being done by anyone except for Hamas and by the looks of it, UNICEF.

Gary L (138)
Friday August 29, 2014, 8:10 pm
truly amazing the blind bigotry of those who support Israel

Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 9:53 pm
Okay, Ros asked how I would view this video. First off, I don't try and take sides. If this image, of a distressed child being led by the arm, was in any other setting, how would I react. I might wonder why it was happening, wonder on the relationship of the two and be concerned for the distressed child. I have seen this happening in malls and stores anywhere in the world, so I wouldn't automatically assume anything.

Is the boy being harmed? He has the indignity of being led by the arm. Not something I would normally approve of, but I don't know enough to get up in arms, and to be honest the situation is over, so my reacting would be pointless. It won't help this child.

The soldier is on the phone or radio, appearing to be discussing the situation, possibly asking advice, possibly looking for solutions, I don'y know. I can't hear what he is saying and I wouldn't understand the language if I could. However, he is not hurting the boy.

A reporter is continuously asking why the boy is being arrested. There is no evidence that this is the case. The soldiers are not responding, wisely, as it would only escalate an argument. The soldiers do not appear to be angry, or aggressive. It is not even obvious that the boy is Palestinian, although that is a good guess given the crowd following. I repeat what I said earlier, I would hesitate to release a child into the hands of a group of men, of whatever nationality, race or religion, unless I knew there was a guardianship involved. Anything else is irresponsible. Some confirmation and approval must have been gained at some point for the boy to be finally released.

My biggest concern in situations like this is that people react without thinking clearly. My reaction stated here would be the same anytime I saw a distressed child. I care for all children, so much that I look at each situation and see if my reaction is going to improve things or make them worse. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If I react with anger, someone else with fight back with anger. I'm not trying to convince anyone on either side. If the person who went to my profile to see who I was, had looked beyond the thing that they tried to beat me into submission with, ie. child welfare, they would see that my causes include ending bigotry and responsible reporting.

I don't need a headline to tell me what to think, and that is exactly what many of these over-emotive headlines are for. They feed into hate and anger, don't achieve anything positive and actually cause the whole thing to continue and escalate.

Now, having said all that, I am not going to argue or fight the point. If someone wants more information I am happy to talk in private messages. Otherwise, enjoy your time here.

Thoms B (1)
Friday August 29, 2014, 10:26 pm
If it was Hamas catching an Israeli kid, they would just slit his throat and be done with it.

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 10:45 pm
Stardust Noel... "I'm glad Israel is battling these evil people who shouldn't be called humans.. " You are totally a bigot.

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Friday August 29, 2014, 10:49 pm
Thomas, " If it was Hamas catching an Israeli kid, they would just slit his throat and be done with it. " Can you site a case of this? Doubt it, more bigotry or read some ultra right wing blabber I am guessing.

Thoms B (1)
Friday August 29, 2014, 11:22 pm
Yvonne: anyone remember how this episode started? Oh, yeah:Hamas killing kids.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 29, 2014, 11:25 pm
Thank you Ros. That is a much better way of presenting the video. Do you note the difference in headlines? One is telling us what to think, the other is telling us the facts. That is all I ask.

Parsifal S (99)
Friday August 29, 2014, 11:31 pm

here some samples how the most human army in the world in the only democracy in the ME is treating Palestinian Children.
To all of you who love and protect and stand up for children: Why are te Children of Palestine excluded from your care ?













Parsifal S (99)
Friday August 29, 2014, 11:35 pm

Stardust Noel:

'... evil people who shouldn't be called humans'

Is this care2 or kill2 ?

Parsifal S (99)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 1:14 am

How Israel Started the Gaza War

sophia balanco (16)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:35 am
this is just so typical . When they are civilians they will Try to act as best the public expect but it is my meaning that they like all other terrorists find pleasure in behaving in the manner they do. I for one have met up with a few who will not take responsibility but would prefer to believe it is their right to behave in this manner. From now if this is the way the have come to a conclusion of hate and do as I say I WILL treat them in the same way. The Israeli head of troops should take them to task as not all people they target are the bad ones and most certainly not the children

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:20 am
Thanks for links Parsifal

Thoms B (1)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:27 am
Oops, did I say too muchh

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:30 am
PS I feel for all the children

Sandrea S (278)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:51 am
Thank you for the links, Parsifal. No one can say "pics or it didn't happen!"

Parsifal S (99)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 5:32 am
Thank you the Ladies Rose and Sandrea

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 5:50 am
Thanks Sam.

Gillian M (218)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:57 am
Another page full of anti-Semites with Palestinian propaganda. Not one of you actually cares about the suffering of Palestinian children because then you would be condemning Hamas and the PA, there is sufficient information out there for even the most stupid and blinkered of you to realist the truth. But then I sincerely doubt that any of you care for the truth because then you can't bash Israel and Jews.

Try these if any of you dare


Sam H (410)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:26 am
Death of Palestinian Children Influenced Israeli Public Opinion...

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 9:38 am
So saddened by a lot of the comments on this story.....if we can't get along on Care2 why should we expect anything else from the rest of the world?

sophia balanco (16)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 11:55 am
Dear Sam THIS IS NOT A CASE OF NOT GETTING ALONG this is just a mere fact that all persons concerned WANT to bring or see peace prevail . their opinion. it is not a case of hate speech it is a fact that when there is a war going on people are inclined to take advantage of the weak and elderly. I hope that you will re-think your way of implying that if we on care2 do not care I really beg to differ we are only trying to make a difference and bring peace within in human race . GO IN PEACE GO IN LIGHT MY FRIEND.

Sam H (410)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:04 pm
Dear Ida, I'm not sure I know what you're referring to. If you can explain it to me, I'll try to offer a more meaningful answer.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:03 pm

To Lorna and Ros - just wanted to tell the both of you: you're two fine ladies!!

Thanks Ros for the info provided with the Mondoweiss link which says:

This video was shot this morning by the International Solidarity Movement in Hebron. They explain the scene:

“At approximately 7 am this morning, Rami Rajabi, a six-year-old child, was 20 meters away from checkpoint 29 when he threw several pebbles in al-Khalil (Hebron). As Rami walked away towards his school, three Israeli soldiers burst out of an alleyway, grabbed his arm, and detained him in the street. After approximately 20 minutes of pressure from locals and activists, the child was released and was taken home by a friend of his family.”

The website goes on saying:
The video ends by reminding viewers there are currently 230 Palestinian children in Israeli detention.


In all this we should not forget what is everyday life in Hebron. The settlers throw their garbage onto the Palestinians to the point that many have nets hanging over their streets - the ones they are still allowed to live in - in order not to get the trash showers. They get daily harassed by the settlers and the IDF is doing nothing to the point that they live in houses which resemble cages.

Have a look at this docu by B'Tselem, an Israeli Human Rights Organization; it's subtitled in English.

These are events we don't get to see in the mainstream media yet are part of the daily life of Palestinians in Hebron especially but elsewhere too just on a different scale. Instead of having the settlers right next door and with them the daily harassment the Palestinian villagers get attacked by armed settlers. The net is full of documentaries - many see the light of day thanks to B'Tselem.

We can NOT view one incident as one isolated event but must accept to look at the broader picture which is captured in a very concise manner in this one sentence: "Violence is the symptom - Oppression is the disease" (Uri Avnery, founder of Gush Shalom).

Rather than applying an Aspirin here or there ... shouldn't we work to solve the root cause of the violence in the holy land which is the ongoing occupation, the land and aquifer grabbing by Israel? The killing, deportation and detention of people without due trial?

Shouldn't we rather face the truth and work for a just solution for both sides? If we don't then the cycle of violence will never be broken.

Stay safe!

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:14 pm
Sorry - just realize that I forgot to put the link to the video:

Documentary: The Actions of Settlers in Hebron (Tel Rumeida)

Sam H (410)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:31 pm
Thanks Eleonora! After watching that clip, I realized that "despicable" was quite a mild word that doesn't fully describe the debased behavior of the Israeli soldiers...and settlers!

Sandrea S (278)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:13 pm
Quite right, Sam!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 5:15 am
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