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WATCH: IDF soldier screams at Israeli activists: 'You are worse than the Arabs'

Israeli Ta’ayush activists who were accompanying Palestinian shepherds in the southern West Bank village Umm al Amad on Saturday were confronted by a soldier who lost his cool, to say the least.

According to Guy, the Israeli activist who filmed the video below, this is private Palestinian land (the Otniel settlement is nearby) that the IDF and settlers routinely try and keep the Palestinian residents out of.  In the video below, the soldier can be seen first approaching the Palestinian shepherd, screaming in his face in Arabic: “You better watch it!”  Then Guy tells the soldier not to scream at him and to leave him alone, to which the soldier turns to Guy, screaming: “Get out of here you Israel haters, I’ll kick the crap out of you. You are worse than the Arabs.”

He then turned to one of the female Israeli activists and said: “Shut up, Israel hater who goes to bed with Arabs.”

In a statement responding to the incident in Hebrew media, the IDF Spokesperson said the matter would be investigated as this is not the “kind of behavior that security forces should be engaging in.”

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    1. aristeides

      I notice that the other soldier kept trying to block the video. Why, if the soldier was behaving correctly?

      And why, if the other soldier knew he was behaving incorrectly, didn’t he try to get his buddy to cool it instead of blocking the camera?

      Israel all over. It’s not what we do, it what we’re seen to do. If it’s not on record, it never happened.

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    2. Vadim

      Incredible. How low could these Zionists get? Getting angry and shouting at activists who are there to make them angry? A country that has soldiers that shout has no right to exist…

      On a more serious (and sane) note, two things you probably just forgot to mention:
      1. The cameraman’s scream of “Don’t scream at him! You are a nobody!*” is not really “Then Guy tells the soldier not to scream at him and to leave him alone”. (* Literally – who are you anyway? I translated by meaning).
      2. The cameraman shouts at the soldier to “Come On! Bring it on! Macho! Macho!”

      The cameraman does everything he can to anger the soldier because *it is his whole purpose*. I see people purposefully trying to anger armed soldiers. This is unthinkable in other parts of the world, but the activists and Arabs they accompany – are not really scared that IDF soldiers will do anything. I wonder why…

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      • Laurent Szyster

        +1

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    3. Daniel Ben-Tal

      If anyone can identify the soldier in question, I think his name should be publicized. In this new media age, we (the people) have the power to “out” all forms of racism – and this guy is blatantly a racist. At least let us know who we should be disgusted with!

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      • The Trespasser

        Nothing racist.

        1 – Arabs (in general) are openly declaring themselves as enemies of the state of Israel and of all Jews who believe that there should be Jewish state
        .
        2 – Arabs (in general) see themselves as superior to Jews, due to numerous religious and cultural reasons.

        Obviously, an Israel Jew who openly supports enemies of his nation and his ethnicity is somewhat worse than aforementioned enemies.

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        • OllieS

          Because Israelis don’t think Palestinians shouldn’t exist? The Israelis that ethnically cleansed (!) them and continue to displace them from their land. Being against Israel ethnic cleansing you isn’t being against the Jewish ethnicity. The whole ‘opposition to Israel is anti-Semitic’ line doesn’t work any more.

          Arabs see themselves as superior to Jews…what does that even mean? For a start you have no proof of that, but even if you did, what significance does it have? At any rate, it’s certain that a number of Israelis see themselves as superior to Arabs (and concomitantly, Ashkenazim see themselves as superior to Mizrahim). This is a predictable legacy of European imperialism and white-supremacist racism, which exists in Europe as well as the US. So in Israel, when a Mizrahi man rapes an Ashkenazi woman, it’s all over the headlines, but when an Ashkenazi man rapes a Mizrahi woman, no one hears about it. Or the idea that it’s ‘the Arabs’ who are homophobic -even though Israel is 100% homophobic outside of Tel Aviv (and not even all of Tel Aviv – try being gay and holding hands with your partner in south Tel Aviv). Etc.

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          • The Trespasser

            >Because Israelis don’t think Palestinians shouldn’t exist?

            No, Israelis do not think that Palestinians should not exist.

            >The Israelis that ethnically cleansed (!) them

            The Israelis were *forced* to cleanse them because Palestinian Arabs had denied coexistence in 1919, refused to declare state in 1947 and declared war on Israel in 1948.

            >and continue to displace them from their land.

            Their? Since when exactly did it become theirs? They haven’t bought it, nor they were granted it.

            >Being against Israel ethnic cleansing you isn’t being against the Jewish ethnicity.

            Ethnic cleansing was/is necessary because Palestinian Arabs had no desire to live in peace and have to such desire until this day.

            >The whole ‘opposition to Israel is anti-Semitic’ line doesn’t work any more.

            Majority of opposition to Israel is clearly anti-Semitic, no matter whether you like it or not.

            >Arabs see themselves as superior to Jews…what does that even mean?

            That Arabs see Jews as grade 4 citizens – after women and dogs. Google “dhimma”.

            >For a start you have no proof of that
            Oh, there are loads of proof. For starters, you should learn why the Quran was granted to Muhammad.

            >but even if you did, what significance does it have?

            Ultimate significance. Muslim Arabs does not wish to see an independent Jewish state in Palestine due to numerous religious and cultural reasons.

            >At any rate, it’s certain that a number of Israelis see themselves as superior to Arabs (and concomitantly, Ashkenazim see themselves as superior to Mizrahim).

            You would not believe it, but Mizrahim see themselves as superior to Ashkenazim.

            >This is a predictable legacy of European imperialism

            Nonsense. This is a predictable legacy of any ethnicity.

            >white-supremacist racism, which exists in Europe as well as the US.

            Well, since “non-Whites” invested about 0.001% in modern science and culture, I would not call it “racism”

            >So in Israel, when a Mizrahi man rapes an Ashkenazi woman, it’s all over the headlines, but when an Ashkenazi man rapes a Mizrahi woman, no one hears about it.

            Bullshit.

            >Or the idea that it’s ‘the Arabs’ who are homophobic – even though Israel is 100% homophobic outside of Tel Aviv

            Blatant lie.

            >(and not even all of Tel Aviv – try being gay and holding hands with your partner in south Tel Aviv).

            I’m not gay, thank g-d, but I’ve seen quite a lot gays of both sexes walking around and holding hands and whatever else is Southern Tel Aviv and elsewhere in Israel.

            And Arabs are not homophobic, of course not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8uSl1wdObg

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          • Gearoid

            You really are a blatant racist aren’t you?

            Usually you try and cover it. But here you’ve put it all out in the open.

            May the Gods curse your cowardly, bigoted little soul for it. Justifying ethnic cleansing and racism, indeed suggesting “white” people created all modern science. All of those things deserve nothing but contempt, and so do you.

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          • The Trespasser

            Since you won’t be able to prove that entire modern civilization was not created by Whites (including Ashkenazi Jews), G-d is unlikely to curse me for telling the truth.

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        • Jan

          Trespasser you make me laugh. You say that Arabs think of themselves as superior to Jews. I think it is the other way around and I think that you know it.

          Are you not aware that the chief rabbi of the Shas party declared several months ago that the only function of the goyim (a word that is no different than the N word) is to serve the Jews. No one in the Israeli government denounced what he said likely because many Jews feel the same way.

          Only in America did the ADL denounce this racist statement by the rabid rabbi.

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          • TheTrespasser

            >Trespasser you make me laugh.

            Laughing is better than crying.

            >You say that Arabs think of themselves as superior to Jews. I think it is the other way around and I think that you know it.

            The other way around? You mean Jews actually are better than Arabs, while Arabs think that they are better than Jews?

            >Are you not aware that the chief rabbi of the Shas party declared several months ago that the only function of the goyim (a word that is no different than the N word) is to serve the Jews.

            Well, he’s an Arab. I’d excuse him.

            >No one in the Israeli government denounced what he said likely because many Jews feel the same way.

            What governments had ever related to nonsense spluttered by religious… activists, so to say?

            >Only in America did the ADL denounce this racist statement by the rabid rabbi.

            It can’t be ‘racist’, silly. Anyone can convert to Judaism.

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    4. Philos

      A shining example of good mental health. Although Ynetnews translates his outburst “Aten lecha achad barosh” as “I’ll punch you in the head.” If so, then there must be a clear misunderstanding among all IDF soldiers because I always thought that meant to give them “kadoor achad” (one bullet) in the head. Shortened to just “achad.” Such as “Ten lo achad ba’reglim” (Give him one in the legs). Had my comrades known that we hadn’t have shot all these people in the legs but rather just punched them in the thigh… Someone better send out a memo

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      • Haifawi

        Hebrew needs more words. “I’ll give you one in the head?” One what?

        Anyway, Vadim, activists have rights. Soldiers have duties. When you are the legitimate dispenser of violence in service to the state you have different rules to play by.

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      • The Trespasser

        Time for Hebrew class.

        “Aten achad barosh” could refer to:
        1 – Punch
        2 – Bullet
        3 – Sexual intercourse
        4 – Usage of regulated drug

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        • Philos

          Time for Hebrew in context lesson Mr. Trespasser:
          In the context of the army, ie being armed with guns, giving the “enemy” “one” doesn’t mean punching or kicking. It means shooting. For example, “Ten lehem cama ba’avir” (give them a few in the air) quite literally means fire a few bullets in the general direction of some stone throwing Palestinians. Now I’ve been assured that the rules of engagement have been tightened up since I was in the army circa 2000 – 2002 but I doubt the lingo has changed. If a soldier says to you “I’ll give you one in the head” he means “I’m going to shoot you in the head”

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          • The Trespasser

            >If a soldier says to you “I’ll give you one in the head” he means “I’m going to shoot you in the head”

            In your Judephobic mind, maybe.

            In reality, however, when an Israeli is saying “I’ll give you one in the head” it might have quite a lot of meanings.

            Besides, Israeli soldiers are not notorious for shooting Israeli leftists in their heads, so your assumption is rather baseless and only proves that you are a hater.

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          • trispisser

            Won’t you deny that shooting leftists in the head is not one of your wildest dreams, fascist?

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          • The Trespasser

            As a matter of fact, shooting people in head is typically leftist approach.

            Communists and National Socialists are notorious for that.

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    5. Mairav Zonszein

      It’s true that the translation I gave “I’ll beat the crap out of you” is vague, the soldier could in fact have meant a bullet. Since the soldier gestures with his gun, it could be inferred that he was threatening to shoot him. But the bottom line is, he verbally assaulted and threatened the people there.

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    6. rsgengland

      And anyway since we Jews are the ‘descendants of apes and pigs’ [in the words of Morsi and many other enlightened persons] we are just in the the wrong whatever, and wherever, anything happens.

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      • aristeides

        What’s that supposed to mean, gland? When a Jew is wrong, no one should talk about it? When a Jew is wrong, he’s really right because he’s a Jew?

        Really lame.

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    7. Oriol2

      Perhaps I am lacking context, but to begin with the soldier doesn’t seem to be speaking to the Palestinian man in a proper way, even if he had a good reason to bar him from crossing the field. It is true that a similar scene in Russia would have ended -the activists being lucky- with a detention, but anyway the soldier seems to go through a tantrum which is hardly appropriate for a representative of law and order. The second soldier trying to cover the camera with a piece of paper looks like a dumb teenager who is trying to provoke the activists, because, of course, he knows perfectly well that he cannot hide anything in this way. Somewhat it says something good about the IDF, because in most parts of the world the camera would simply get broken. We could also consider the possibility that the man is utterly stupid and he is really trying to cover what may be happening behind the piece of paper, but I don’t think so.
      Well, we got the picture of an army which perhaps is not so bad as most in the world -at least when it comes to its own citizens, because we all know what would have happened if the activists had been Palestinians-, but anyway manages to look pathetic and embarrassing. And, ultimately, an instrument of oppression.

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      • Anne O'Nimmus

        Which part of Russia is occupied by a bunch of foreigners attempting to colonize it and oppressing the local russians under a foreigh military?

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        • The Trespasser

          A question worthy an ignorant leftist.

          Russia is an empire, which occupies a bunch of foreign states, nations and ethnicities, colonizes them and is oppressing locals by its military.

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        • Oriol2

          Dear Trespasser, you really suffer from anti-Leftist bias. It could also be the question of a Russian rightist.

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          • The Trespasser

            Oh, thank you so much for your concern, but I really do not suffer that much.

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    8. The Trespasser

      >the soldier seems to go through a tantrum which is hardly appropriate for a representative of law and order

      Utter nonsense. You are confusing army with police.

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      • Oriol2

        So tell me why Israeli soldiers are policing the West Bank. Or, alternatively, prove to me that Israeli soldiers are not policing the West Bank.

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        • The Trespasser

          With pleasure.

          However, you will have to give your definition of “policing” first.

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          • The Trespasser

            “2. To make (a military area, for example) neat in appearance”

            Not quite.
            Copy and paste here the clear definition of word “policing”, if you can’t come up with your own.

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          • Oriol2

            I probably could come up with my own, but English is not my mother tongue, and anyway I don’t have so much time, so I prefer to refer you to recognized authorities.
            I hope the Merriam-Webster dictionary satisfies you:

            1
            archaic : govern
            2
            : to control, regulate, or keep in order by use of police
            3
            : to make clean and put in order
            4
            a : to supervise the operation, execution, or administration of to prevent or detect and prosecute violations of rules and regulations
            b : to exercise such supervision over the policies and activities of
            5
            : to perform the functions of a police force in or over

            (Nabokov who was also a rightist often criticized Merriam-Webster when it came to zoological details about butterflies. But now we are not discussing butterflies.)

            I copy and paste definition number one for the sake of completeness, but obviously it doesn’t apply. The other four are partially relevant, and even if I suppose you will complain for not receiving one single definition, I think you should be happy of having all the more chances to exercise your sophistic abilities. (I use very deliberately the word “sophistic”. Your line of reasoning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict betrays a soul which is more akin to the good old Greek sophistry, especially in its Aristophanic version, than to Jewish pilpul.)

            Well, then, answer, please, can you show me that the IDF is not fulfilling the role of a police force in the West Bank (Area A obviously excluded)?

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          • The Trespasser

            Let’see…

            1 archaic : govern

            >I copy and paste definition number one for the sake of completeness, but obviously it doesn’t apply. Anyhow, the word has nothing to do with police.

            As a matter of fact, it does applies.
            *facepalm*
            Why does people who does not know shit about the real situation always have to have an opinion?

            >2 : to control, regulate, or keep in order by use of police
            Does not fit – there is no police in use.

            >3 : to make clean and put in order
            Does not fit either
            >4
            a : to supervise the operation, execution, or administration of to prevent or detect and prosecute violations of rules and regulations

            This definition does not cover prevention of attacks against civilians, terroristic attacks or a genocide. To make it relevant you will have to argue that terrorism and genocide are bad only if listed in some rules or that Arabs have inherent right to attack Jews.

            >b : to exercise such supervision over the policies and activities of
            Irrelevant as follows from previous.

            >5 : to perform the functions of a police force in or over
            Irrelevant as well.

            You seem not to understand that there is a low-intensity armed conflict going on, so the very definition of “police” is not applicable at all.

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          • Oriol2

            1) I am not sure how the first definition of policing (“govern”) applies here. To the best of my knowledge, “to govern” is what governments do, and it doesn’t apply to the soldiers here.
            2) It is possible that I don’t know a shit about what’s happening in Israel / Palestine, but anyway you don’t need to tell me there is a low intensity armed conflict there. It is actually one of the most publicized conflicts in the whole world.
            3) There are a lot of low intensity conflicts in the world where the State fights militant / terrorist groups mainly through police force. F.ex. the Basque country conflict.
            4) If soldiers don’t do the policing in the West Bank, then, who does? And if controlling the movements of civilians around the country is not policing, then what is? (Please don’t tell me that every civilian Palestinian civilian is a potential combatant, that would be very cheap, even for you.) I am not arguing about the IDF being a force police -which undoubtedly isn’t-, but about fulfilling the role of a force police in the West Bank.
            5) Anyway I am glad that you believe that the IDF is just fulfilling combat duties in the West Bank, and not regular policing, because then you are implicitly admitting they are in a foreign country.

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          • Oriol2

            Obviously I wanted to say a “police force”, not a “force police”. Sorry, yesterday I had a very bad day, and a Romance language is lurking somewhere in my head.

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          • The Trespasser

            >I am not sure how the first definition of policing (“govern”) applies here. To the best of my knowledge, “to govern” is what governments do, and it doesn’t apply to the soldiers here.

            IDF is more than soldiers, you know, commanders, judges, etc.

            >It is actually one of the most publicized conflicts in the whole world.

            Which is one of reasons why it would never end, by the way – too many people have it as their primary source of income.

            3) There are a lot of low intensity conflicts in the world where the State fights militant / terrorist groups mainly through police force. F.ex. the Basque country conflict.

            Police is eligible to operate only within boundaries of the state is belongs to.

            >If soldiers don’t do the policing in the West Bank, then, who does?

            No-one does. It is rather lawless out there.

            >And if controlling the movements of civilians around the country is not policing, then what is?

            Prevention of attacks is not equal to policing.

            >Please don’t tell me that every civilian Palestinian civilian is a potential combatant, that would be very cheap, even for you.

            Than you surely must have a way to clearly discriminate whether any given civilian is combatant or not. IDF would be more than happy to learn it.

            >I am not arguing about the IDF being a force police -which undoubtedly isn’t-, but about fulfilling the role of a force police in the West Bank.

            Its main role is to protect Israeli civilians from attacks.

            >Anyway I am glad that you believe that the IDF is just fulfilling combat duties in the West Bank, and not regular policing, because then you are implicitly admitting they are in a foreign country.

            Not quite necessarily. Being outside State A does not mean being inside State B, especially if said State B have no legit borders of any kind.

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    9. Shmuel

      I don’t know why dumb arses like Aristeides fail to see a simple truth.

      The “occupation” will not end till the Palestinians sit down with Israel, conclude a peace deal which will not include the right of return, will recognize Israel as the state for the Jewish people and will make territorial compromises.

      Without the above, they will not force their will on Israel no matter how much they protest, suicide bomb, incite, murder, perform hystrionics or stand on their collective heads.

      Not such a hard concept, it is called compromise. They get part of Palestine Israel gets a formal undertaking that they have given up their 100 year old war against the Jewish state. But the Aristeideses of this world just don’t get it. Or more likely, they just don’t want to get it.

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    10. isaak

      Not surprised at all. This left activists would defend ben Ladan, Hitler, Che Gevara and Jack the Ripper.

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    11. Rauna

      The most moral army in the world in action.

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      • The Trespasser

        Yep. The most moral army.

        Soldiers of any normal army would long have these leftists shot in their kneecaps.

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    12. Dima

      Hey 972mag, how long are you willing to tolerate such racist slurs by “The Trespasser” on your website?

      »Well, since “non-Whites” invested about 0.001% in modern science and culture, I would not call it “racism”«

      »Since you won’t be able to prove that entire modern civilization was not created by Whites (including Ashkenazi Jews), G-d is unlikely to curse me for telling the truth.«

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    13. Shmuel

      “Hey 972mag, how long are you willing to tolerate such racist slurs by “The Trespasser” on your website?”

      But “Progressive” and racism by Arabs does not upset you?

      I had this character who called himself “Palestinian” tell me to go back to Europe. That wasn’t racism?

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    14. Mairav Zonszein

      I was not able to keep up with the comments on this thread until now but I see they have definitely gotten out of hand. I warn all of you who engage in direct attacks on another commenter, or make disparaging generalization about Israelis and Palestinians, whites, non-whites, Jews, non-Jews that I will erase the comment and block you next time. Tresspasser, I’m about done with you.

      If you want to engage in racist epithets, do it on your own blog. This is my blog and I prefer not to spend my time policing hurtful, useless comments. I apologize to anyone offended by them.

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    15. Noevil9

      I think there are too many,or maybe very well known few that are for sure Hasbara mouth pieces, that all they do is repeat the same thing and wast people’s time and space in your comments section. I am not giving any advise here, but wasting time of decent people whom are attempting to have a dialogue is not what this great Mag. Should be known for.
      As of this soldier, this is not the first time, nor the last time the racism of the IDF has boiled over, it just got caught on camera. We all know its there imbedded in all the Israeli Gov. Policies for sixty five years, other wise how does Israel keeps the upper hand, and the Palestinians loosing land day by day, and more Palestinians are killed day by day, is that from too much Love!

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