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Female Israeli Soldiers Disclose IDF Abuse of Palestinian ChildrenTim King Salem-News.com
Forced confessions, abuse of children...
(SALEM, Ore.) - So what happens in Israel that turns people into undisciplined military thugs? One would assume that kids there are not so different from those here in the US or in the UK, but indeed they are.
In this video, two female Israeli soldiers talk about their experiences and the abuse they were tied to as part of Israel's armed forces. Other military groups have soldiers who break the rules including the U.S. Army, of course, but the abuse of civilians isn't randomly accepted policy in any American outfit. Again, it happens, but in Israel it is all day every day.
Earlier today I showed you video of Israeli soldiers treating female civilians and an elderly male with serious brutality that is obviously highly unnecessary. (see: The Israeli Military's Unforgivable Abuse of Women - Opinion by Tim King Salem-News.com)
Both that video and this were sent to the newsroom by Gilad Atzmon in London, who knows all too well how Israeli soldiers treat Palestinians. He has spent years and years trying to change it, with great successes at times.
As these women in this video disclose, in the Israeli Defence Forces, reports are altered to prevent internal investigation. One soldier says she thought about copying the originals and the altered reports, to take them to a journalist. However, she didn't.
She doesn't know, she says.
The other reveals how when Palestinian children are suspects, their confessions are guaranteed. Perhaps reasons like this explain why Israel is increasingly being seen in a light with the worst military groups in history including the Nazi's.
Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. You can send Tim an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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