Israeli Soldier Posts Disturbing Instagram Photo of Palestinian Child in Crosshairs of His Rifle
Oh, yeah, really funny. Remember when Dr. Laura's kid posted all sorts of horrible shit from his military base?
The photo is at the link.
A photograph of a child caught in the crosshairs of a sniper’s rifle posted to photo-sharing website Instagram has begun stirring controversy on the Internet.
The photo, taken January 25 and posted by 20-year-old soldier Mor Ostrovski on his private account, shows the view through a scope of a rifle aiming at the head of a young boy in what appears to be an Arab village. The photograph was taken down on Saturday.
Palestinian blogger Ali Abunimah, founder of the Electronic Intifada website, wrote a blog on the photo on Friday, describing it as “tasteless and dehumanizing.”
“It embodies the idea that Palestinian children are targets,” wrote Abunimah.
The picture drew a slew of negative comments on Ostrovski’s account, which appeared to be inactive as of Saturday morning, including several death threats.
Other photos on Ostrovski’s account showed him posing with his rifle.
Similar outrage ensued in 2010 after a female reserve soldier named Eden Abergil posted pictures of herself posing next to handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainees on social networking site Facebook.
Following the Abergil incident, the IDF said it would crack down on soldiers posting offensive and humiliating photos on social networking sites.
The IDF did not respond when asked to comment on the photo, but as of Saturday, the image had been taken down.
Playing the perpetual victim has worked out very well for Israel.
[quote]The Israelis are animals.
Talk about being tasteless and dehumanizing.
[quote]Following the Abergil incident, the IDF said it would crack down on soldiers posting offensive and humiliating photos on social networking sites.
Hmmm, do the Palestinian leaders punish fighters who post offensive comments about Israelis? Or do they promote them?
r3, I'm not the one playing target practice dear.
This dhit is so out of hand but the Palestinians would do the sane
r6, that makes it okay? Israel are supposed to be the civilized nation. This is PURE EVIL!
Pure evil would be rewarding this behavior. But the IDF's history is punishing another soldier for posting photos that dehumanize Palestinians.
[quote]This dhit is so out of hand but the Palestinians would do the sane
[quote]But the IDF's history is punishing another soldier for posting photos that dehumanize Palestinians.
Suuuuuuure they are. Just like they do with American soldiers -- only when they get caught. This guy, if anything, will get reprimanded for posting what he's doing on Instagram, not the fact that he's pointing a gun at a child's head.
The military is filled with so many whack jobs. Remember the Abu Ghraib photos? No group can play any moral authority anymore. Gitmo is still open...
Is this news now? They've been doing this kind of shit for years. It's disgusting.
They literally treat the Palestinians as sport.
Has anyone in the Israeli Administration public condemned these kind of activities?