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A headlock worth a 1000 words

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Published: 2 September 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A picture of a headlock that's worth a thousand words - Anshel Pfeffer - Haaretz 31.08.15

Why hasn't the IDF, one of the most sophisticated and advanced militaries in the world learned a damned thing since the first intifada?

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Israeli video pulls back curtain on IDF treatment of Palestinian kids - Shlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor 31.08.15

A minor is a minor. Even if he perpetrated the offense, he still has legal rights. Maybe then the heavy damage that Israel sustains due to the way its soldiers are being portrayed by the international media will diminish. 

In the Israeli media, a soldier trying to arrest a minor is the victim – Leehee Rothschild - +972 Magazine 30.08.15

After viral video emerged of a soldier attempting to arrest a Palestinian boy, the Israeli press presents the official army version rather than the accounts of the villagers who saw it all happen.

In Nabi Saleh, an all too predictable black eye for Israel – Eric Cortellessa -The Times of Israel 31.08.15

Images and video of the incident have flooded social media, triggering condemnation of the soldier’s actions and insistence on the ultimate futility of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank.


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