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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Make War not Peace - Delightful Israeli Graffitti left in Gaza

Above an example of the exquisite art of the Hebron settler - 'Arabs to the crematoria' and the graffitti that Israeli soldiers left behind in Gaza.

Below is an article from Israeli daily Yediot Aharanot describing some of the 'art' that Israel's model soldiers left in their wake.

Tony Greenstein

IDF soldiers leave racist graffiti on Gaza homes Gaza residents returning to their homes in Zeitun neighborhood find their houses covered with slogans such as 'Death to Arabs,' and 'One down, 999,999 to go.'
IDF: Those responsible will be reprimanded A painful reminder for Operation Cast Lead remained evident in Gaza in the form of blatant, racist graffiti left on houses' walls by IDF soldiers.

Some of the graffiti was written on the ruins of the homes of the al-Samuni family, who lost dozens of its members during the war.

An IDF spokesman said in response to the report: "This is not how IDF soldiers are educated. This goes against the IDF's ethical code. The matter is being investigated and those responsible for it will be severely reprimanded."


Levi9909 said...

"Arabs to the crematoria"? Does that not mean that whoever left that graffiti must fall foul of the EUMC working definition of antisemitism? After all, we mustn't compare Israel to the nazis, must we?

Tony Greenstein said...

Err yes, that is one way of looking at it! However I suspect that definition is only supposed to apply to us!

Ibrahim Ibn Yusuf said...

This is not how IDF soldiers are educated. This goes against the IDF's ethical code.

Of course; IDF soldiers are educated to kill, maim and destroy without writing any graffiti. Because you know: so long as you don't say that you want to kill civilians, the deaths can be safely assumed to be collateral damage.

It's amusing that thousands of homes were unnecessarily destroyed by Israli soldiers, but the IDF is only embarrassed by the words they scribbled on what remained of the buildings' walls.

Another curious thing is that the slogan "Death to Arabs" is considered outrageous when written by a soldier, but not when shouted by supporters at Avigdor Lieberman's rallies.