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Sniper Posts Pic of Palestinian Child in Crosshairs

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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.

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Thoughts?

by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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Oops.. and Israel is supposed to be the good guy... yeah right.

He was only disciplined because he made the nastiness public... that's it.

Oh, wait.. he wasn't punished.. not surprised.. (I was reading two articles at once.. )

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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 I am curious, but how does speaking out against what this soldier did equate to not acknowledging violence on both sides? The fact that this is a child and a soldier zeroed in on him and then took a pic is disgusting. I would say the same thing if it were a Palestinian with an Israeli child in his cross-hairs.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 

Oh please, the solider was disciplined which is more then can be said for Palestinians whose violenceextends beyond the taking of a picture.  And my comment is not contributing to the problem, but people who refuse to acknowledge the violence coming from Palestinians are.

Quoting ashellbell:

It's people who think like you that keep this war going. Thanks for contributing to the problem, not the solution.


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. 


 

 

 

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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 Seriously how can you know it's a child in the picture and that the child is Palestinian? 


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 I am curious, but how does speaking out against what this soldier did equate to not acknowledging violence on both sides? The fact that this is a child and a soldier zeroed in on him and then took a pic is disgusting. I would say the same thing if it were a Palestinian with an Israeli child in his cross-hairs.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 

Oh please, the solider was disciplined which is more then can be said for Palestinians whose violenceextends beyond the taking of a picture.  And my comment is not contributing to the problem, but people who refuse to acknowledge the violence coming from Palestinians are.

Quoting ashellbell:

It's people who think like you that keep this war going. Thanks for contributing to the problem, not the solution.


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. 


 

 

 


 

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM


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. 

Great point.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

  The only person that knows that for sure is the one that took the picture.  Assuming this article is correct and it is a Palestinian child, what are your thoughts? It's ok because the Palestinians do it to the Israelis also? It's completely deplorable either way? How sad that there are areas in this world where having a child of another religion in your cross-hairs is a photo op?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 Seriously how can you know it's a child in the picture and that the child is Palestinian? 

 

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 I am curious, but how does speaking out against what this soldier did equate to not acknowledging violence on both sides? The fact that this is a child and a soldier zeroed in on him and then took a pic is disgusting. I would say the same thing if it were a Palestinian with an Israeli child in his cross-hairs.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

 

Quoting futureshock:


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. 

Great point.

  You agree that Palestinians place children in danger for propaganda?

tweety101149
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting futureshock:


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. 

Great point.

  You agree that Palestinians place children in danger for propaganda?

Children are a great use of propaganda, because they tear at our heartstrings, and we immediately want to come their rescue and scream at the top of our lungs "what the hell are you doing these are sweet innoccent lives you are affecting, and infecting with your hatred towards one another, whether or not the child in the picture is Israeli or Palestinian should not matter. Neither should the soldier being Israeli or Palestinian.  The point is a child was in the line of fire, and by the soldier's control or G-d was watching over him this is the reality of life in Israel/Palestine.    

 

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM


Quoting Sekirei:

Oops.. and Israel is supposed to be the good guy... yeah right.

He was only disciplined because he made the nastiness public... that's it.

Oh, wait.. he wasn't punished.. not surprised.. (I was reading two articles at once.. )

I don't want to get in to the whole Israel, Palestine aspect but with the rest, I agree.  Had this not been brought to the public attention, I doubt any thing would have happened at all.

Personally, I don't care who you are, where you are from, or otherwise.  Such a photo is indeed in poor taste, to say the least.  It speaks to the person's character, for posting such a photo.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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You really are trying hard aren't you?

It's very interesting.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 Seriously how can you know it's a child in the picture and that the child is Palestinian? 


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 I am curious, but how does speaking out against what this soldier did equate to not acknowledging violence on both sides? The fact that this is a child and a soldier zeroed in on him and then took a pic is disgusting. I would say the same thing if it were a Palestinian with an Israeli child in his cross-hairs.

Quoting 12hellokitty:


Oh please, the solider was disciplined which is more then can be said for Palestinians whose violenceextends beyond the taking of a picture.  And my comment is not contributing to the problem, but people who refuse to acknowledge the violence coming from Palestinians are.

Quoting ashellbell:

It's people who think like you that keep this war going. Thanks for contributing to the problem, not the solution.


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. 




 





Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I cannot tell if it is a Palestinian child, an Israeli child, or a Mexican child for that matter. I was thinking that before I read anyone else's response to that effect.

Why would someone put this on their FB page? I shouldn't think we want any child to be watched through the scope of a sniper. I think that peace in Palestine & Israel needs to happen now. And peace everywhere is needed too. This is messed up.
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