Whatever you do, dont start exploring the social media hinterland of IDF soldiers. This is the tip of a very nasty iceberg.
if that image were released by a pro-palestine organisation it would be praised as a succinct protest against israeli atrocities though. so I'm not sure the image itself is a problem, but the (presumed) attitude of the soldier who disseminated it.
Obviously its not the image itself, but who took it and in what context. Its a problem because :
1. We know the IDF has deliberately targeted children and civilians
2. We know that this attitude towards Palestinians is common in the Israeli mainstream and that members of the IDF have repeatedly produced this kind of material.
3. The fact that these attitudes are so normalised that an IDF soldier thought nothing of uploading this image to social media.
Well, Sharon has finally carked it.
Three branches of the Entez family, around 60 people, were sheltering in a house in Zeitoun when it was struck with an artillery shell shortly after 8.45pm. Three of the family were killed – Abed Ali, 24, Mohamed Ibrahim, 13, and Mohamed Salem, two – and four injured. Three of the exterior walls were destroyed in the blast.
In the wreckage of the home on Friday morning, Salem Entez, 29, Mohamed Salem's father, approached the Guardian with a plastic bag, which he opened to reveal pieces of flesh he was collecting for burial. "This is my son," he said.
I just wonder if the Palestinians had taken the chance to not vote for an anti-semitic theocratic terrorist organisation in 2006, all of this could have been avoided.