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Sniper Posts Pic of Palestinian Child in Crosshairs

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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JERUSALEM - A photo posted online by an Israeli soldier showing a child in the crosshairs of a rifle scope has created a firestorm on the internet, drawing widespread criticism.

The photo was reportedly posted on Jan. 25 by Mor Ostrovski, 20, a member of an Israeli sniper unit. It shows crosshairs zeroed in on the back of the head of what appears to be a Palestinian boy in a village. The photo has since been taken down and Ostrovski's account has been deactivated.

"There are no other images to suggest that the photographer actually fired at the person in the image in this case," wrote Palestinian activist Ali Abuminah who runs the site Electronic Intifada and drew much of the attention to the photo. "The image is simply tasteless and dehumanizing. It embodies the idea that Palestinian children are targets."

Before the account was taken down, Abuminah posted other photos from Ostrovski's account that showed him in his olive green uniform holding a variety of weapons, including a sniper rifle.

Eytan Buchman, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, told ABC News that Ostrovski told his commander on Saturday that he had not taken the photo himself but that he'd taken it off the internet. No disciplinary action will be taken.

Full article here.

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by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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jllcali
by LoyalAndCute on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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I think it was in poor taste to say the least.
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Raintree
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

What the fuck? I mean.. who thinks this is a good idea?

Dumbass.

survivorinohio
by René on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

:(

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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If the images is tastelessand dehumanizing why has ABC and Yahoo and the OP posted such an offensive picture?  Palestinians regularly place children in danger for propaganda. 

krise
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:21 PM

wow

nelliesmommy
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:51 PM

sad

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I read about it today in the morning. Disgusting

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

This is the Isreal that christians feel we should support

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Very poor taste and quite stupid.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Wow.


Quoting 12hellokitty:

If the images is tastelessand dehumanizing why has ABC and Yahoo and the OP posted such an offensive picture?  Palestinians regularly place children in danger for propaganda. 



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