"What They See 24/7"

by
Abby Zimet

The Israeli human rights group Breaking the Silence has posted more pictures of IDF soldiers abusing or humiliating Palestinian prisoners to prove what many of us suspected - that similar Facebook photos posted earlier this week are the norm, not the exception. Israeli activists say such pictures reflect the inevitable dehumanization wrought by the Occupation. More "trophy" pictures here. Graphic.

"It encapsulates precisely the feeling among soldiers
serving in the territories. At some point, they stop seeing these handcuffed people as human
beings." - Yehuda Shaul, founder of Breaking the Silence.

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