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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:57 AM

 

Military Police Must Decide: Is The IDF A Gang Or An Army?

About two weeks ago, several youth from the village of Qaddum were shocked to discover their photos and names appear on a placard posted near the mosque, which presented the following threat: “We are the army, dir balaq, we’ll catch you should we see you, or we’ll come to your house.” The affair was exposed in the +972. The placard was written in bad Arabic. “Dir Balaq” is roughly translated as “be careful.”

According to the testimonies of Qaddum’s residents, three IDF jeeps stopped next to the mosque in the late morning of Friday, May 31. Ten soldiers or more disembarked, and began posting the placards. A, a 16-year-old high school student, told a Yesh Din investigator that “I was shocked by seeing my picture and the threat against me. I panicked and now I am always afraid the army will capture me. My brothers are also scared and my mom cries. I can’t sleep. I haven’t returned to school since it happened and I’ve missed a final exam.”

A’s father, M., told Yesh Din, “I was shocked and stressed… I was fearful for the child and was afraid of his reactions. This is a worrying story. I saw my child shivering in fear. He entered a hard and restless state, and finds it hard to fall asleep. He also hasn’t gone to school since.” M. angrily added that “this is an act of terrorism, not the act of an organized army. This is the work of gangs, not of a democratic country. What do you mean, you turn a 15-and-a-half-year-old child into a wanted man?”

D., another of the minors mentioned in our brave lads’ placard, told Yesh Din, “I began shivering in fear and feared they would come right away to take me. The next day, I didn’t return to school even though there was a final exam. I hope the school will show consideration. I live in fear they will come and take me.”

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:50 PM

1. So glad to have 972's opinion on that

 

...just heading off my favorite troll with the usual zero calorie reply to these things. I don't know what it means, evasive nonsense notwithstanding.

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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 01:21 PM

2. You almost got it right

 

For the full effect you need to post an article on gang violence in Ramallah from 2003.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 03:21 PM

3. oh no you're wrong

great concern was shown for these children when the story first broke

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113442428#post1

it warmed the very cockles it did

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:42 PM

4. Sometimes you just have to stare

 

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