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“Dead Palestinian babies and bombed mosques – IDF [Israeli Destruction Forces] Fashion 2009”

March 22, 2009

This article in Haaretz sums up the underlying themes in Israeli military aggression, especially after extremely bloody attacks (southern Lebanon 2006, and now after the December-January massacres in Gaza).

an israeli soldier brags about killing pregnant Palestinian mothers.

an israeli soldier brags about killing pregnant Palestinian mothers.

Wondering if someone would like to donate their computer search engine to peruse American white supremacist websites and do a compare/contrast with the t-shirts now being displayed by Israeli soldiers.

Dead babies, mothers weeping on their children’s graves, a gun aimed at a child and bombed-out mosques – these are a few examples of the images Israel Defense Forces soldiers design these days to print on shirts they order to mark the end of training, or of field duty. The slogans accompanying the drawings are not exactly anemic either: A T-shirt for infantry snipers bears the inscription “Better use Durex,” next to a picture of a dead Palestinian baby, with his weeping mother and a teddy bear beside him. A sharpshooter’s T-shirt from the Givati Brigade’s Shaked battalion shows a pregnant Palestinian woman with a bull’s-eye superimposed on her belly, with the slogan, in English, “1 shot, 2 kills.” A “graduation” shirt for those who have completed another snipers course depicts a Palestinian baby, who grows into a combative boy and then an armed adult, with the inscription, “No matter how it begins, we’ll put an end to it.”

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  1. Friends of Palestine permalink
    March 26, 2009 6:20 pm

    None of these truly surprise me. Perhaps the greatest horror in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and what makes it stand out from many other conflicts, is that it is not a case of a strong man dictator having usurped power, and harassing his own people and neighbours – but that this is a case of a society itself that has become sick and twisted and detached from both historical, and present, reality.

    I was wondering if there’s any place to find all the ‘designs’ of those T-shirts. I would very much like to have the images.

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