Monday, November 5, 2007

Roadblocks - 1

Here's a picture such as you'll never see in the media. I cannot give it an exact date or place it accurately, but it's clearly a picture of an Israeli soldier (of the Nachal infantry regiment, by his beret), having a friendly interaction with a Palestinian child.

I took it off an e-mail that was sent out from The Association for Prosperity and Security in the Middle East. A report in Y-net a while back (last July) identifies this association with the Israeli chapter of the Scientologists. To be honest, I'm not overly interested in the agenda of whoever is sending out such pictures; the pictures themselves interest me more.

Might it be a falsification? Given that Hezbollah and other Lebanese have a track record of falsifying pictures depicting Israeli atrocities, you can't be certain this is authentic, save for one consideration, and that is that anyone who has ever watched IDF soldiers interacting with Palestinians knows from experience that such scenes happen - jut like the other kind, regrettably, also happen.

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