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posted 08 December 2004 06:32 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A group of Israeli soldiers serving in the Gaza Strip have reportedly admitted killing a 15-year-old Palestinian in Khan Yunus for sport ...

An Israeli army spokesman said the army had investigated the incident, but admitted that no arrests were made.


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posted 08 December 2004 06:42 PM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Reminds me of the Arafat's security forces blowing up civilian buses for fun.
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posted 08 December 2004 06:56 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Did the brave soldiers then shoot themselves in the process of shooting the boy?
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posted 09 December 2004 05:22 PM      Profile for thebabblerformerlyknownas'larry'     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ngugi Wa Thiong'O's "A prison writer's diary" is sounding familiar agian.
(I came across that essay in a course that I ended up dropping). Anyway, it is a really good/infuriating essay critiquing supposed 'settler culture' in Kenya. One of his approaches was to examine the sentences given to settlers for murdering Africans. They would often get charged with 'grevious hurt' or 'simple hurt' and get extremely lenient sentences. (that's what my previous comment, now erased was referring to)I was trying to comment on the impunity for violence inherent in situations without self-determination. It creates a "culture of legalized brutality"[Thiong'O], whether IDF, Israeli settler, white settler in Kenya etc..

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