Police officer kicks 9-year-old boy, and Israeli commenters cheer him on

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There is a viral video from B’Tselem of an Israeli border policeman kicking a Palestinian boy in Hebron (about 1:20 in in the video). It was aired by Israeli Channel 2. In the ensuing conversation at Facebook, Hadass Hacohen, who I am told is an Israeli English teacher, offers this colloquial comment in Hebrew (thanks to Ofer for translation):
“That all, just a kick? This cannot be compared to what happened in 1933!! The Germans (may they be cursed) did this for no wrong on our part, just out of hatred and jealousy of Jews!!! If we were a smart enough country, we would already kick all those scumbags/terrorists far far away from here!!!!”

Ali Abunimah has been on the story, picking up similar comments:

Eden Oreus (Gedera Regional High School): “Channel 2, you are the garbage of the state, all respect to the Border Police officer and it’s a shame he didn’t put a bullet in the head of the son of a bitch videographerwho documented it.”

This posting from a high schooler was one of hundreds by Israeli Facebook users reacting with pride and joy, and incitement to violence and murder, on seeing a video of Israeli occupation soldiers in Hebron kicking a young Palestinian boy as he screams in pain.

The video, shot by a Palestinian videographer and released by B’Tselem, was widely reported in the Israeli media, and shows Israeli occupation soldiers in Hebron, occupied West Bank, violently assaulting a child whom B’Tselem identified as Abd al-Rahman Burqan, aged 9.

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Indoctrinate Jewish Israelis from age 4. Send them to the occupying army for 3 years of human rights abuses. How many are going to end up as Hebrew Atticus Finches?

Could have to do something with this?

Militarizing education in Israeli schools

Good stuff.

I showed the original video to a Christian evangelical. They were upset.

I told them of the Israeli reaction. They were more upset.

What type of grown man gets pleasure from kicking a child? But they keep beating the drum “the most moral army in the world” “we drop leaflets in Arabic” yeah like 1 second before you massacre the innocents.

RE: “That all, just a kick? This cannot be compared to what happened in 1933!!” ~ comment by an Israeli SEE: “COGNITIVE DISSONANCE & DEFENSE MECHANISMS” – (excerpts) Subconscious Mind – A List of Defense Mechanisms Here we explore a list of defense mechanisms employed by the subconscious mind to ward off anxiety and protect the conscious mind from emotional pain. . . . . . Another term for such internal conflicts is Cognitive… Read more »