Video shows aftermath of Israeli soldier assault on Palestinian child

The description from Al Quds Newspaper on YouTube: (translated from Arabic):

The moment of child abuse Fawzi Fayez Al-zarou by Israeli soldiers

(Hat tip @PalestineVideo)

About Annie Robbins

Annie Robbins is Editor at Large for Mondoweiss, a mother, a human rights activist and a ceramic artist. She lives in the SF bay area. Follow her on Twitter @anniefofani
Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation, Reports/Video

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  1. amigo says:

    Israel,s most moral army.

    Big brave warriors beating children.

    Making friends and influencing people.

    And Your god commands you to carry out such actions.

    And still you ask, “Why do they hate us”.

  2. OlegR says:

    You are hillarious Annie.
    Assault, we conveniently do not see on tape just the “aftermath”.

  3. Mike_Konrad says:

    What is the context of this?

    It is clear that they were embarrassed. At 0:18, the front soldier tells them other soldiers to stop when a camera approaches.

    However, , even though the torture is wrong, was the boy innocent? Was he throwing stones?

    This does not look good for the IDF.

    But a full report carries the context.

    • At 0:18, the front soldier tells them other soldiers to stop when a camera approaches.

      any other translation is appreciated.

      even though the torture is wrong, was the boy innocent?

      why do you ask? what difference does it make? there’s no excuse for purposely abusing a child, ever. He may have permanently maimed him.

      • “Min Darabak? Min Darabak? Min Darabak? Min Darabak? Min Darabak? Farjini, Min Darabak? Min Darabak?”

        Eight times!!! the same question “Who beat you?” for more than a minute only to hear the eternal answer “A-Jundi – The soldier” to make the video more perfect instead help the injured child who left alone.

        Now, I wait you all MW to read your replies about the brutal army. but, if seven Arab country armies could not defeat the Israeli army but the crying of a small child can stop these soldiers – just shows that these group of children face the most moral army in the world!!!

        • Kathleen says:

          The only reason the Israeli Army won anything is through the economic support and military aid to Israel.

          “Brutal army” there is clip after clip of Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers intimidating and brutalizing Palestinian children and adults over at you tube. Now some of those clips are harder to access now that Israel and the I lobby have pushed you tube hard enough to make them harder to access. You can find them

        • @Kathleen: Yes, I have found them and I saw a moral army. I saw soldiers who know to operate the most advanced weapon systems in the world but are confused when they face a Palestinian young girl and don’t know what to do in such situations!!! Look at the video again, Kathleen.

        • but are confused when they face a Palestinian young girl and don’t know what to do

          you mean like this? link to mondoweiss.net

        • No, I mean like this:

          Now, see you link to videos show close up of Israeli children killed in terror attacks. I am not sure you will find many videos only because we are not covering our streets with thousands of cameras and not waiting with cameras to photograph the brutal events to darken the face of the Palestinians.

        • Hostage says:

          Yes, I have found them and I saw a moral army. I saw soldiers who know to operate the most advanced weapon systems in the world but are confused when they face a Palestinian young girl and don’t know what to do in such situations!!!

          If this is the way the most moral army or judicial system handles little school girls, all I can say is FAH-Q:

          A recording of radio exchanges between Capt R and his troops obtained by Israeli television revealed that from the beginning soldiers identified Iman as a child.

          In the recording, a soldier in a watchtower radioed a colleague in the army post’s operations room and describes Iman as “a little girl” who was “scared to death”. After soldiers first opened fire, she dropped her schoolbag which was then hit by several bullets establishing that it did not contain explosive. At that point she was no longer carrying the bag and, the tape revealed, was heading away from the army post when she was shot.

          Although the military speculated that Iman might have been trying to “lure” the soldiers out of their base so they could be attacked by accomplices, Capt R made the decision to lead some of his troops into the open. Shortly afterwards he can be heard on the recording saying that he has shot the girl and, believing her dead, then “confirmed the kill”.

          “I and another soldier … are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill … Receive a situation report. We fired and killed her … I also confirmed the kill. Over,” he said.

          Palestinian witnesses said they saw the captain shoot Iman twice in the head, walk away, turn back and fire a stream of bullets into her body.

          On the tape, Capt R then “clarifies” to the soldiers under his command why he killed Iman: “This is commander. Anything that’s mobile, that moves in the [security] zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, needs to be killed.”

          At no point did the Israeli troops come under attack.

          Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinian schoolgirl
          · Defence says ‘confirming the kill’ standard practice
          link to theguardian.com

        • Memphis says:

          Are you serious?? what is the matter with you, are you now human? do you not have an ounce of decency in your body? This was a little girl. I’m sorry, but you disgust me, you make me sad for humanity.

        • Shingo says:

          but, if seven Arab country armies could not defeat the Israeli army but the crying of a small child can stop these soldiers – just shows that these group of children face the most moral army in the world!!!

          Hezbollah kicked IDF butt twice. The only reason the soldiers stopped was because of the camera you liar.

        • Shingo says:

          Yes, I have found them and I saw a moral army.

          They are a bunch of sociopathic cowards. The only confusion was do we shoot/beat her in front of the cameras or not?

        • mahane 3:27 pm , try linking to a video that is not accompanied with a hasbara imposed voice over narration. an original version of video you attempted to link to is available in other places, as well as on youtube, including this site, if you would like to make your point.

          I am not sure you will find many videos only because we are not covering our streets with thousands of cameras

          that’s not true. there is plenty of surveillance of the occupation going on, plenty. in fact i think israel is famous for its surveillance. see the ‘gatekeepers’.

          not waiting with cameras to photograph the brutal events

          right, israel doesn’t wait, israel is the aggressor, provokes and instigates.

        • Woody Tanaka says:

          “Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinian schoolgirl
          · Defence says ‘confirming the kill’ standard practice”

        • Shingo says:

          No, I mean like this:

          You’re link is broken, just like your drrranged arguments.

          I am not sure you will find many videos only because we are not covering our streets with thousands of cameras

          Also because there are no practically no terrorist attacks against Israelis. All the terror attacks are against Palestinians.

        • shingo, i delete or disable memri type videos. it was a famous video of the tamini girls in nabi saleh confronting the soldiers. he can provide it from a credible source if he wants to make his point. not use a mangled version w/voiceover. i informed him of this upthread .

          mondoweiss is not a repository for rightwing smear merchant stuff. he can go post that crap at SWU if he wants. i explained this to him the other day when he left a link that called muslims “vermin”. he claimed it was a mistake and he just needed a source. but his own source linked back to MEMO, a fine source. i have to double check everything he links to.

        • @Memphis: You sad for humanity, but you are not sad for the little poor injured child left alone only to provide excellent video. I hope this photographer will someday tell us why she acted like heartless person.

        • Only show you that I am not “Hasbara” as you said several times. I linked to the first video I found. I don’t care if you delete any link, since I don’t bring many of them.

        • Kathleen says:

          “a moral army” yikes. There is one international report after the next showing documented proof that Israeli soldiers have systematically abused Palestinian children.

          A sizable group of IDF soldiers have come out and admitted the systematic abuse.

          Mahane does not have an honest leg to stand on.

        • Kathleen says:

          What do you see here Mahane? That kid is really presenting a problem

          I swear it seems like Mahane, Yrn get off on this.. so terribly creepy

          About as racist as it gets.

        • @Kathleen: Nice, you run to other videos but don’t refer to the post’s video. I am not sure about the honest leg.

        • quercus says:

          @MahaneYehude1. Please ………. you don’t need to have videos cameras on hand to to show Israeli children who have been killed, the American media is more than happy to provide the details, while ignoring events such as these.

          When we see this on American television, I will believe we’ve reached a point of equilibrium and fairness, until then, you will spare me your Israeli horror stories.

        • amigo says:

          ” I don’t care if you delete any link, since I don’t bring many of them.” Mehane 1, 2 or 3??.

          That,s part of your problem.You provide no backup for your zio claims.The few times you have provided a link, they have been non available or are to your own prior diatribe.

          Back to peeling spuds Mehane.Your value as a salesman for zionism is rated below zero.

        • amigo says:

          The link goes nowhere Mehane , just like your vacuous arguments.

        • Talkback says:

          MahaneYehude1: “… but the crying of a small child can stop these soldiers – just shows that these group of children face the most moral army in the world!!!”

          So what you are basically saying is that when a group of occupation soldier stops after one of them abused a Jewish child it shows that we are facing the most moral army in the world. Is this standard Hasbara or one of its pathological variations?

        • @Talkback: The pathology is not what you think. Look at the video again and see by your self who in this video represents the pathology.

        • Donald says:

          “if seven Arab country armies could not defeat the Israeli army but the crying of a small child can stop these soldiers – just shows that these group of children face the most moral army in the world!!!”

          I thought you were sincere MahaneYehude1 and wondered a couple of other times why so many treated your posts so harshly, but perhaps I just haven’t read enough of your posts. I don’t read all the threads, or even most of them these days. Your comment above is just dumb. The “seven Arab country armies” presumably refers to 1948, when the IDF committed massacres and acts of ethnic cleansing. And I didn’t look at the video, but assuming your reading is correct, it’s silly to take one anecdote and portray the entire IDF in either a positive or a negative light. It’s an occupying force, it’s been morally corrupted like any army would be in that situation, and its record of unpunished war crimes on a major scale go back to its founding. Others have committed greater crimes, obviously, but the IDF isn’t in the running if there’s a “most moral army” contest going on somewhere.

        • reminds me of furkan, at point blank range.

        • Kathleen says:

          “Moral army”…..”confused” Israeli soldiers. Mahane can stir up compassion and respect for Israeli soldiers. But not one word of compassion for Palestinian children who have been injured, killed. Nothing.

        • Shingo says:

          As Donald pointed out Kathleen, any pretense about concern for humanity is exposed as another facade to justify Israel’s apartheid, fascistic nature.

        • Shingo says:

          You sad for humanity, but you are not sad for the little poor injured child left alone only to provide excellent video.

          You hear that folks. It’s not the IDF’s fault for beating the kid, it’s the camera persons for video taping it.

        • Kathleen says:

          Mahane yesterdayearly on in the conversation at 2:36p.m I posted a comment stating that this clip did not show the abuse. I also stated that there was a great deal of evidence available to confirm that there has been and continues to be extreme abuse of Palestinian children by Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers. Although some of it has become harder to access on you tube due to pressure from special interest individuals and groups in covering up this horrific treatment of these children.

          I also provided early on links to UN and other human rights reports about this confirmed abuse by Israeli soldiers, as well as testimonies by Israeli soldiers themselves about this systematic abuse.

          You did not respond to my question about what you see in that video of those two Israeli soldiers throttling that child in the head.

        • Kathleen says:

          Mahane I went to the link…a Camry commercial. But I can assure you that I am as appalled by violence towards Israeli children as well. That slaughter of that illegal settler family was absolutely horrifying. IDF soldiers, illegal settlers, any Palestinian who commits such horrifying crimes should be tried and punished. No question about it. But this persistent humiliation and intimidation towards Palestinian children is a chronic and horrific problem. Israel is only creating more enemies by treating these kids like this but more importantly no kid anywhere should be treated like that.

        • @Kathleen: Thanks for your honesty. Look, my response yesterday was to the specific video of this post. This video looks very bad and I think that in long term it will serve Israel, not the Palestinians. When people see a desperate photographer trying to “improve” her video, they forget the injured poor child which is a victim of this event.

          In general, Kathleen, I think like you and said many times that we, the Israelis and the Palestinians civilians, are both victims of this conflict and of the blindness of our leaders. I, like you, don’t want to see such videos from both sides, Jews and Palestinians. What I want to see is the end of the hostilities from both sides and two independent states, Israel and Palestine, living in peace next to each other.

          I didn’t say that the IDF free of mistakes and that there are no racists soldiers. The IDF is a mirror of the Israeli society and you can meet there the Israeli society range, from bad to good (as you wrote “as well as testimonies by Israeli soldiers themselves…” which shows a lot about us). But one thing I sure: most of the cases like the two Israeli soldiers throttling the child (I say “like” since I don’t know specific about this event) were investigated and many soldiers were punished mostly by jail sentences. Believe me, if I see a video in which I sure the IDF soldiers committed crimes, I will not defend but condemn them. Considering the complicated situations the IDF soldiers face day after day, I am sure that IDF is a moral army.

        • @Donald: You can continue think I am sincere only because I am sincere. No, my comment is not dumb at all but honest comment. When I said “Seven Arab country armies could not defeat the Israeli army…but the crying of a small child…” I meant it. The Israeli army knows how to deal with other armies in the battle field but it doesn’t know how to deal with a little crying child. In most cases the soldiers stand embarrassed and paralyzed when they face children as you can see in the specific video and many others. I agree with you that the IDF is an occupying force, a consequence of the long conflict in which Israel was forced to defend her self. Considering the situations our soldiers have to deal, the IDF is a moral army and I proud that we have such army.

          I will be glad to hear your opinion on the specific video when you have little time to watch it. Other time I will write you my opinion about the participation of children in clashes against IDF soldiers.

        • Talkback says:

          MahaneYehude1: “@Talkback: The pathology is not what you think. Look at the video again and see by your self who in this video represents the pathology.”

          Occupiers. And off video their equally pathological apologists who support their presence and justify or want to talk down the violence – let’s be honest “terrorism” – against civilians and their children.

          But maybe, Mahane, maybe we all have to rethink violence against Jewish children (under occupation) and follow your view?

        • Donald says:

          “Considering the situations our soldiers have to deal, the IDF is a moral army and I proud that we have such army.”

          The situation that they have to deal with is that they are enforcing an apartheid-like policy on the WB and enforcing a blockade on Gaza, sometimes taking potshots at fishermen and farmers, not just defending Israel. It’s like saying that an enforcer in organized crime, considering what his boss wants him to do, is surprisingly gentle in how he breaks someone’s leg. And sometimes the IDF is called on to do worse things, like drop white phosphorus or cluster munitions on populated areas. Which they proceed to do. Reminds me of a movie I really enjoy–”Get Shorty”, with John Travolta as the foot soldier in organized crime who is really a nice guy and wants to make movies. It’s funny in a movie. It doesn’t really change my view of organized crime in real life.

    • Bumblebye says:

      M_K
      What effing “context” warrants these Is-holes battering a small boy?

    • Woody Tanaka says:

      “However, , even though the torture is wrong, was the boy innocent? Was he throwing stones?”

      Wow you are a sociopath.

      “This does not look good for the IDF.”

      typical zio, worrying about the abuser and not the victim .

      “But a full report carries the context.”

      There is no “context.”. zio goons beat a child., No “context” will change that. The only thing now is to bear what excuse the zio barbarians come up with to excuse this devilish behavior.

  4. Shuki says:

    It’s amazing that you will publish something as patently bogus as this and then have the unmitigated nerve to reflexively cry “hasbara” in response to every story from an Israeli source.

    Where is the footage from when the kid was “abused”? The person with the camera was obviously there in hopes of capturing video that showed the soldiers in a negative light? Why is everything before the child clutching his (uninjured) ear deleted?

    • the camera was obviously there in hopes of capturing video that showed the soldiers in a negative light?

      cameras are also used as a preventative measure. for example, criminals are less likely to commit a crime when they are being recorded.

      Why is everything before the child clutching his (uninjured) ear deleted?

      the person holding the camera was focused on the other soldiers surrounding another child. you can see the camera pan around when this child starts screaming. this may be the only footage recorded of the incident.

      • mondonut says:

        Annie Robbins says: you can see the camera pan around when this child starts screaming. this may be the only footage recorded of the incident.
        ==================================
        When the camera pans around there is no soldier near the child, the closest one has his back turned to him.

        • nut, what do you think of this link to mondoweiss.net

          “At 0:18, the front soldier tells them other soldiers to stop when a camera approaches.”

          ?

          do you speak hebrew or arabic? are you a parent by chance? have you ever heard a child in pain. or do you think this is a developed art form in palestine?

          because i have news for you, it really doesn’t matter how many pro israel supporters come on here and imply this is faked. people have instincts and there’s something about a child screaming in pain that crosses all boundaries. i’m afraid no amount of hasbara is going to work here. that’s just my hunch.

          so you can argue til you’re blue in the face but all anyone needs to do is scroll up and listen to the video again (one doesn’t even need to watch it) to know you’re fighting an uphill battle. and people already know there are israeli military forces who torture palestinian children, it’s been well documented. link to mondoweiss.net

        • mondonut says:

          Annie Robbins says: do you speak hebrew or arabic? are you a parent by chance? have you ever heard a child in pain. or do you think this is a developed art form in palestine?
          =============================================
          I do not speak either language, but yes I am a parent and I have heard children scream in pain – real, exaggerated and for affect.

          The FACTS of the matter is that all you have is video of a child screaming in the general vicinity of soldiers, nothing more. There was no soldier near him when he began screaming. And you have a video operator that has little to no concern for the supposedly beaten child.

          The other fact of the matter is that you personally will unquestioningly accept anything that might reflect poorly on Israelis. With zero analysis or regard for the truth.

        • The FACTS of the matter is that all you have is video of a child screaming in the general vicinity of soldiers

          the fact of the matter is this video shows a child screaming in the vicinity of a soldiers, yes.

          nothing more.

          not really. we have the child’s screams and claim the soldier hurt him. plus if mike’s understanding of translation is to be believed we have the words of one ‘front soldier’ telling other soldiers to “stop” when a camera approaches. stop what action? and if nothing was going on why would one soldier warn another if a camera was approaching?

          There was no soldier near him when he began screaming.

          you do not know that because the screaming started prior to the camera panning on the direction of the soldier and the child.

          And you have a video operator that has little to no concern for the supposedly beaten child.

          what difference is the level of ‘concern’, of the video operator revealed in the clip? probably she was instructed to keep the camera going no matter what, to document the events to the best of her ability.

        • Woody Tanaka says:

          “The other fact of the matter is that you personally will unquestioningly accept anything that might reflect poorly on Israelis. With zero analysis or regard for the truth.”

          And the likes of you are denialist like Holocaust denialists, refusing to believe all the evidence put in front of you.

        • Cliff says:

          There are plenty of human rights reports by the mainstream to corroborate the conclusions we’ve arrived at from viewing this video.

          It’s not as if we need video evidence. International observers and human rights workers have thoroughly documented IDF abuse of children.

          Yet, here you are, apparently a parent yourself, DENYING that the IDF abuses children.

          You are disgusting.

        • mondonut says:

          Cliff says:
          There are plenty of human rights reports by the mainstream to corroborate the conclusions we’ve arrived at from viewing this video.
          Name one. Name one mainstream report that verifies that this child was assaulted by those soldiers.

          It’s not as if we need video evidence.
          Sure you do. Because that is exactly what is claimed, video evidence of an assault. Except that you do not have it, you have evidence of a screaming child

          Yet, here you are, apparently a parent yourself, DENYING that the IDF abuses children.
          What I am denying is that you have evidence of assault. As claimed.

        • mondonut says:

          Woody Tanaka says: And the likes of you are denialist like Holocaust denialists, refusing to believe all the evidence put in front of you.
          ===========================================
          What evidence is that? You have a video of a screaming child. The only thing your “evidence” actually provides is proof that the soldier was not near the child when the screaming started.

        • Cliff says:

          There have been plenty of reports on the IDF abusing children. Go read them.

          You’re minimizing the discussion to this video as if we NEED this video to prove that the IDF abuses children.

          How about this, troll – let’s drop discussion of this video. Let’s agree to disagree and begin talking about the many reports (which I’ve linked in this thread, so you can read them yourself) of IDF abuses.

        • that is exactly what is claimed, video evidence of an assault…… you have evidence of a screaming child

          exactly what is claimed is ‘video shows aftermath of soldier assault on the child’. and although this is not a courtroom, testimony is considered evidence. so we do have the recorded testimony of the child.

          we also have the recorded ‘evidence’ of a soldier telling the other soldier near the child to “stop” (his actions i presume). i see you didn’t want to address this earlier:

          we have the words of one ‘front soldier’ telling other soldiers to “stop” when a camera approaches. stop what action? and if nothing was going on why would one soldier warn another if a camera was approaching?

          anyway, i find it interesting you reference the screams of a child as ‘evidence’ and ignore the very words he was screaming! the recorded words of child after he was attack are ‘evidence’ of the attack.

          anyway, as far as i am concerned you can take the last word.

        • Woody Tanaka says:

          Nut, the fact that you think that the only evidence is this video is just another symptom of your denialism.

        • talknic says:

          @ mondonut ” The only thing your “evidence” actually provides is proof that the soldier was not near the child when the screaming started”

          BULLSH*T!

          @ 00:20 he is about four steps from the child and swaggering towards the safety of his fellow goons

          link to mondoweiss.net

        • talknic says:

          @ mondonut “There was no soldier near him when he began screaming”

          @ 00:20 the soldier is walking backwards towards the child? AMAZING!!!

        • talknic says:

          mondonut “you have evidence of a screaming child”

          …and @00:20 a very large Israeli soldier walking away from that screaming child

          “What I am denying is …” … anything and everything

      • Kathleen says:

        If so called “liberal” MSM host like Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton and the rest would ever grow some cajones or integrity they would show these clips of IDF soldiers and illegal settlers abusing these kids. If people had been able to hear about these reports of documented abuse of Palestinian children then it would not take long to imagine that there is a very strong possibility that those Israeli soldiers more than likely abused that kid. All you have to do is look at the documented proof to only imagine that abuse could have easily taken place in the situation that Annie has done this post on

        • mondonut says:

          Kathleen says:

          All you have to do is look at the documented proof to only imagine that abuse could have easily taken place in the situation that Annie has

          Imagine. Exactly.

        • Cliff says:

          How about the inverse, nut?

          Let’s imagine that in spite of all the documentary evidence of IDF abuses – we give your racist, apartheid colonial army the benefit of the doubt?

          Is that reasonable? You clearly not only give them the doubt in spite of the corroborating evidence and conventional wisdom about the IDF – you’ve already ABSOLVED.

          Who’s being unreasonable? You are. Not Kathleen. She has context supported by all the mainstream NGOs (and not worthless Zionist organizations with ‘Watch’ or ‘Monitor’ in the title).

          What is it that you have? Oh right, you’re a parent and know what screaming sounds like.

        • talknic says:

          mondonut “Imagine. Exactly”

          What do you imagine happened to make a young lad cry out with pain @00:16? Tip , use ears.

          Why do you imagine there’s a soldier swaggering away from the child @ 00:20? Tip, use eyes

          Why does the soldier keep moving into the middle of his group, turning away from the camera and; why would he behave in such a way if he did nothing to be ashamed of? Why are none of the other soldiers are displaying his behaviour. Tip, use brain

        • Kathleen says:

          All one has to do is look at all of the visually documented evidence of the abuse of Palestinian children by Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers. All one has to do is read the international reports about this abuse. All one has to do is watch or read the testimonies of Israeli soldiers who have been honest about the abuse that some of them have taken part in or witnessed to imagine what happened to that kid before the cameras caught the soldier walking away.

          I heard stories of this type of abuse decades ago from CPT members Art Gish and others who have witnessed this type of abuse. Art went around for two decades talking to people across the country about the abuses he had witnessed, he wrote several books about the abuse. But live video clips certainly helps verify and get the word out that has been hidden for so long.
          Art’s books:
          Hebron Journal by Art Gish
          link to amazon.com

          At Tuwani Journal by Art Gish
          link to amazon.com

      • Abierno says:

        With reference to the “uninjured ear” – a severe blow to the ear may not manifest with external abraisons but it can break the ossicles (small
        bones in the ear), rupture the ear drum, cause internal bleeding, and
        in some cases concussion. Since all Israeli soldiers are trained in Krav
        Maga they would be well aware of the vulnerability of this area of the head and of the impact of such a blow to the ear. Such an injury is exceptionally painful and to impose such injury on a child is, in western
        countries characterized as abusive, even in police actions, owing to the
        strong potential for long term otological and neurological problems.

    • Bumblebye says:

      @ Shoddy
      “Why is everything before the child clutching his (uninjured) ear deleted?”
      So you didn’t see the boy on the ground after being battered? Or being kicked? I did. Try watching again. Nothing was deleted.

    • Woody Tanaka says:

      It’s amazing that zios like you will continue to spread your libels in defense of child abusers. Actually, no, its pretty typical.

    • Cliff says:

      @snooki

      Read it and weep, troll.


      CNN report: IDF sexually abused Palestinian children

      link to ynetnews.com

      Over 100 Palestinian minors reported abuse in IDF police custody in 2009
      link to haaretz.com

      Testimonies by Israeli soldiers detail abuse of Palestinian children
      link to 972mag.com

      UN report says Israel routinely abuses Palestinian minors
      link to timesofisrael.com

      Israeli Abuse Of Palestinian Children In Prison ‘Systematic,’ Says UN Report
      link to huffingtonpost.com

      Australia Furor Over IDF Abuse Report
      link to forward.com

      etc etc etc

      • Kathleen says:

        Evidence just does not work with folks like Mahane who see a “moral army” Mahane will not even believe Israeli soldiers testifying about their own brutal and immoral behavior. Denial can run very deep

        • seafoid says:

          The Mahanes haven’t had an original idea for years. It is all hasbara doctrine.

        • @Kathleen: What happened? Do I need to explain any comment I write here? I wrote to you the following: “(as you wrote “as well as testimonies by Israeli soldiers themselves…” which shows a lot about us)”. I meant that I know that IDF soldiers testified about brutal events and I proud that we have such moral soldiers. Now you wrote: “Mahane will not even believe Israeli soldiers testifying about their own brutal and immoral behavior. Denial can run very deep”. Could you, please, explain me why did you write this comment after I wrote the above sentence which shows that I don’t deny brutal events took place?

        • @Kathleen: One more thing, did you read the following paragraph I wrote in my former comment to you?

          “But one thing I sure: most of the cases like the two Israeli soldiers throttling the child (I say “like” since I don’t know specific about this event) were investigated and many soldiers were punished mostly by jail sentences. Believe me, if I see a video in which I sure the IDF soldiers committed crimes, I will not defend but condemn them.”

          If yes, why do you claim “Denial can run very deep”. Could you, please, show me in which comment I denied brutal events done by IDF soldiers?

  5. eljay says:

    I’m unable to view the video here at work, but I’m curious: Do the tough, brave, child-beating soldiers look like – or think they look like – this guy?

  6. yrn says:

    Annie Robbins
    Get some more video’s like this one, the more the better.

    • Kathleen says:

      yrn plenty of video clip proof of the systematic abuse by Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers of Palestinian children and more than likely happened just minutes before to this kid. Plenty of evidence out there. Some of it not as easy as it has been to access the last five or so years. But still plenty

      yrn do you like the abuse of Palestinian kids by the IDF and illegal settlers? Is this something you enjoy?

      • amigo says:

        “yrn do you like the abuse of Palestinian kids by the IDF and illegal settlers? Is this something you enjoy?”Kathleen.

        You should be asking him how many kids he has abused and beaten.

  7. Kathleen says:

    You don’t see the abuse in that clip but it is not hard to imagine the IDF abusing Palestinian children they have been caught doing so on camera many times now. Heard stories about this type of abuse by the IDF and illegal settlers from Christian Peace Maker Team member Art Gish who told story after story of abuse that he had witnessed directed towards children when he spent winter after winter with different Palestinian families and shepherds

    Go google Israeli soldiers or illegal settlers abuse of Palestinian children or adults. You will find plenty of visual documentation
    link to google.com

    Plenty of documentation

    Watch this one we more than likely missed just such an encounter with the kid in Annies post

    link to youtube.com

    Remember this one…gun butt in this kid’s face

    link to youtube.com

    Adults

  8. Kathleen says:

    Don’t shoot till you can see
    they’re over the age of 12

    By Amira Hass
    From Ha’aretz
    November 20, 2000

    He doesn’t know how many children have been killed in the violence of the past two months, but he’s sure that the army ‘shoots everyone who needs to be shot.’ A day in the life of an IDF sharpshooter.

    link to ifamericansknew.org
    More
    link to telegraph.co.uk

    link to youtube.com
    Palestinian-boy-in-Hebron.html

    While we do not see the abuse it is not hard to imagine what happened just moments before to that young Palestinian kid. Given the visual documentation, eye witness written accounts and now Israeli soldiers finally admitting the horrific abuse of Palestinian children by the IDF, illegal settlers that has gone on and continues to do so the more than likely abuse of that kid above is not hard to imagine…Not at all

    By Mairav Zonszein
    |Published August 26, 2012
    Testimonies by Israeli soldiers detail abuse of Palestinian children

    link to 972mag.com

    Israeli vets confess to ‘no mercy’ abuse of Palestinian ‘terrorist’ kids
    link to rt.com

    Many of the visual abuse documentation of Palestinian children and Palestinian adults is harder to access on you tube than it used to be. Some of it is now in categories that are harder to find. Can not find the one where an Israeli soldier catches a small Palestinian boy in an alley and significantly roughs him up and then another soldier comes up and does the same to the kid.

  9. Kathleen says:

    link to rt.com
    “Israeli veterans have spoken out, describing a degrading culture of abuse and harassment of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza. A report containing 30 veterans’ testimonies details numerous cases of violence committed by Israeli soldiers.”

    link to cbsnews.com
    “A United Nations committee focused on youth rights accused Israel Thursday of failing to stop the mistreatment of Palestinian children in military and police custody.

    The group’s report accuses Israeli forces of using Palestinian children as human shields, and alleges that detained children in some cases face torture, solitary confinement and threats of sexual assault.

    Assembled by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, the 21-page document comes three months after a UNICEF paper criticized the “systematic and institutionalized” mistreatment of Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military”

  10. Kathleen says:

    This one of an illegal settler running into a Palestinian kid with their car. The person does not even think about stopping. So rip roaring fucked up

  11. Kathleen says:

    I so want to find that clip of the Israeli soldier roughing up quite a young Palestinian boy in an alley and then another soldier (I believe) shows up and either watches or participates. So want to find this clip. Used to be easily accessible on you tube not any longer.

    The other one that is hard to find is that clip of Israeli soldiers dragging a Palestinian man into a rocky field and kicking him and then using the butts of their rifles bashing his elbows, wrist and legs. So brutal. These used to be easy to find. No longer

  12. Kathleen says:

    Five-year-old Palestinian boy dragged away by Israeli soldiers who then bind and blindfold his father because the child threw stones at them

    Youngster was detained in Hebron for two hours before being handed over to the Palestinian Police
    He was forced to sit next to his father who was blindfolded and handcuffed at an Israeli checkpost

    Read more: link to dailymail.co.uk

    Just can not find that breaking bones clip. Israel and the I lobby must have made you tube put it back in their deep dark inaccessible files. Can anyone else find it?

    link to dailymail.co.uk

  13. Kathleen says:

    Another report about Israeli soldiers systematic abuse of Palestinian children
    link to electronicintifada.net

    link to un.org
    6 March 2013 – Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to ill-treatment that violates international laws, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as it issued recommendations to improve the protection of minors.

    “Ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized,” according to a briefing paper prepared by the agency.

    According to figures cited in Children in Israeli military detention: observations and recommendations, approximately 700 Palestinian children each year between the ages of 12 and 17 are arrested, interrogated and detained by Israeli army, police and security agents.

    In the past 10 years, some 7,000 children – the majority of them boys – were held, an average of two children each day.

    Based on interviews with some of these minors, as well as with Israeli and Palestinian lawyers, and reviews of cases, UNICEF concluded that there appears to be a pattern of ill-treatment during the arrest, transfer and interrogation of child detainees.

    The 22-page report cites examples of arrests of children at their homes between midnight and 5:00 am by heavily armed soldiers, as well as physical and verbal abuse during transfer to an interrogation site, and interrogation using physical violence and threats.

  14. amigo says:

    Kathleen, that amount of evidence ought to shut the zios up but we know they avoid the truth as they do talks about peace.

    What a grizzly lot they are.

  15. talknic says:

    The Israeli apologists never watch closely, they can’t afford to

    Pump up the volume

    The child can be heard crying by 00:16
    Camera pans around @ 00:20 the soldier has already had about four seconds to swagger away from the child who is already jumping up and down in pain. ‘swagger’ = arrogant or self-important (after having beat up on a kid!)

    Judging by the way the kid is jumping up and down, it’s more than a slap across or knuckle to the ear. Likely his ear lobe has been yanked, stretching the ear canal, which is &^%^%$ excruciating. Great for self defense BTW

    @ 00:39 the soldier swaggers back amongst his fellows
    @ 01:00 swaggers towards the camera
    @ 01:02 turns away from the camera
    @ 01:07 faces camera then turns away again and swaggers into safe position in the centre of the group

    Guilty body language and behaviour is self revealing. He’s an rrrrrsoldier

  16. just says:

    Filthy armed goons. I just wanted to put my arms around that child and take him to his parents, and help them get him some medical help. I cannot believe that there are those right here on this site denying the physical and psychological pain that this child has just suffered.

    PTSD, folks. No bomb shelters, no freedom, no peace with the IOF, nothing but pain, abuse, agony, fear, and threats made good by the Occupiers………………

    Just watching his little friends with their backward looks makes me incredibly sad…

    And the guy trying to calm the very ugly thugs looks very much like the guy in Bourdain’s show who speaks of Mohammed Assaf………

    What was Fawzi’s crime?

  17. Kathleen says:

    Hopefully this is follow up with the repercussions suffered by this kid. He looked like he was in serious pain