Human rights association “Breaking the Silence” has published more pictures of Israeli soldiers posing with shackled and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, pointing out that the latest scandal is not an isolated incident.
Photos of an Israeli army officer posing with Palestinian prisoners can hardly be shocking to the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), according to human rights association Breaking the Silence (BtS), which says such pictures are taken almost every day.
Former IDF Lieutenant Eden Abargil made headlines round the world Monday after publishing pictures of her posing with blindfolded and shackled Palestinian prisoners on Facebook. The IDF insists the pictures are an isolated incident.
Not so, according to BtS, an organisation of former IDF soldiers and veterans who collected and provided testimonies about their military experience in the occupied territories during the Second Intifada.
The association on Tuesday published a number of other pictures showing other IDF soldiers posing with blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinians on its Facebook page.
Israel imposes compulsory military service at 18, which lasts three years for men and 22 months for women.
Date created : 2010-08-18