Israeli T-shirts raise ire
Some soldiers to be disciplined
JERUSALEM ā Israelās military condemned soldiers for wearing T-shirts of a pregnant woman in a rifleās cross-hairs with the slogan "1 Shot 2 Kills,ā and another of a gun-toting child with the words, "The smaller they are, the harder it is.ā
The appearance of the T-shirts followed allegations of misconduct by Israeli troops during the three-week Gaza war. Palestinian officials say about 1,400 Palestinians were killed, most of them civilians. Thirteen Israelis died, three of them civilians.
The army said it would not tolerate the T-shirts and would take disciplinary action against the soldiers involved, but it was not clear how many wore the shirts.
The shirts were not manufactured or sanctioned by the military. Their existence was first reported Friday by Haaretz and later on broadcasts by Israeli radio and television.
Few in the Palestinian territories appeared to be aware of the T-shirts. In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it "reflects the brutal mentality among the Zionist soldiers and the Zionist society.ā