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  • Israeli Soldiers and Arab Civilians

    Posted by Jonathan on August 7th, 2006 (All posts by )

    Somebody sent me these photos (thanks, MK!). I don’t know the source, maybe the Israeli government (if anyone can provide more info I will post it). I assume they were mainly taken in the West Bank and Gaza.

    Wherever they came from, I like them. And unlike some of the more recent photos from the region I am pretty sure these weren’t staged.

    UPDATE: In the comments, MK says that the photos originate from an individual rather than the Israeli government, and reiterates that they were not staged. (And just to make it clear in case it wasn’t, I don’t think there’s any question that the photos are authentic.)

     

    6 Responses to “Israeli Soldiers and Arab Civilians”

    1. MK Says:

      Jon,

      The photos were from a private citizen, I do know that. The government did not have anything to do with them and they were not staged. That’s really the important thing here.

      MK

    2. incognito Says:

      I like these photos very much. Thank you for sharing.

    3. Bombay-san Says:

      So, if the Israelis are so helpful to the Palestinian population, how come they are all carrying guns, hiding behind sandbags, standing astride barbed wire? These pictures are a joke – of course there are tender moments and a few good Israelis – note a FEW – but the fact is that the nation of Israel is a terrorist nation, an occupation army in the midst of a Palestinan nation struggling for its independence.

    4. Jonathan Says:

      So, if the Israelis are so helpful to the Palestinian population, how come they are all carrying guns, hiding behind sandbags, standing astride barbed wire?

      Because when they don’t do those things some of the Palestinians try to kill them.

      . . .of course there are tender moments and a few good Israelis – note a FEW -. . .

      You must have extensive experience with Israelis to make such a dramatic generalization. Or perhaps not. In the absence of knowledge, bigotry goes a long way toward providing arguments for you, doesn’t it?

      . . .the fact is that the nation of Israel is a terrorist nation, an occupation army in the midst of a Palestinan nation struggling for its independence.

      No, the fact is that there is one Jewish nation and about twenty Arab ones, all of which have terrible human-rights records compared to Israel. Yet your priority is to demonize Jews and Israel.

      From where does your hatred of Jews come — are you a jihadi?

    5. Lex Says:

      “…Israel is a terrorist nation…”

      This is funny. It demonstrates a lack of imagination. If Israel were really a terrorist nation, all the Palestinians would be dead, and bulldozed into mass graves. Real terrorist regimes — Soviet Russia, Maoist China, Khmer Rouge Cambodia, Saddam’s Iraq — had no compunction at all about such things.

    6. Lily Says:

      Great photos. And even better comments.
      Go Israel!