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posted 23 June 2004 09:53 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil

The Israel Defense Force's Military Police on Tuesday raided the "Breaking the Silence" exhibit of photographs taken by Nahal Brigade soldiers during their military service in Hebron, confiscating a folder containing the clips of articles about the exhibit and a videotape with statements made by some 70 soldiers about their experiences in the West Bank city.

The four reservist soldiers who initiated and organized the exhibit were also summoned to interrogations Wednesday by Military Police.

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posted 23 June 2004 10:16 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The democratic state in action.
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posted 23 June 2004 11:16 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
an article on the photo exhibit in the independent ...
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posted 23 June 2004 11:46 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Congratulations to those young soldiers for speaking out and mounting such a moving exhibit. In response to those who claim babblers hate Israel, they are also Israelis, and have just as much claim to be as that old butcher Sharon or those nutcase settlers.
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posted 23 June 2004 12:11 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm surprised at this IDF action. Really.

A few days ago I tried to find links to the exhibit, but couldn't find anything other than articles about it.

Has anyone come across images from the display itself?

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posted 24 June 2004 12:11 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The four reservist soldiers who initiated and organized the exhibit were also summoned to interrogations Wednesday by Military Police.

That sure was fast. How long does it take one of those IDF whitewash... uh, I mean, internal investigations, to go from start to finish in finding out if an IDF sniper shooting someone in the back was breaking the purity of arms doctrine?

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posted 24 June 2004 09:23 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's great to see the IDF standing up for the principals of free expression one more time.
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posted 25 June 2004 12:43 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Israeli reservists grilled about exhibit


TEL AVIV—Military police yesterday detained and interrogated three Israeli reserve soldiers who organized an exhibit of photographs and videotaped testimony of abuse of Palestinians by troops and Jewish settlers, according to the soldiers and a statement issued by the military.

The military's statement said the three men were ordered to provide testimony as part of an investigation into the "allegedly violent crimes against Palestinians and damage to Palestinian property" depicted by the show.

"The army wants to keep us quiet and scare us away," said Micha Kurz, 22, after what he described as seven hours of questioning by investigators. "They're not going to shut us up, because we have a lot to say, and they're not going to scare us off.''

Soldiers said police raided the exhibit at Tel Aviv College late Tuesday and confiscated a videotape in which young troops expressed anguish over their behaviour.

Kurz, Shaul Yehuda and Yonetan Baumfeld, who finished their mandatory three years of active-duty service three months ago, assembled more than 80 provocative photographs taken by troops assigned to the volatile West Bank city of Hebron and created a video of soldiers describing humiliation and abuses suffered by Palestinian civilians at their hands, as well as those of Jewish settlers.

The exhibition, called "Breaking the Silence," is the most graphic example yet of concerns being voiced by Israeli soldiers and officers over the tactics and techniques of the armed forces' occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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