CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Ex-Israeli soldier criticized over photos

08-17-2010 08:41 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

A former Israeli soldier has drawn sharp criticism from both the Israeli military and Palestinian officials over humiliating photos she's posted on Facebook. The photos are of herself in uniform smiling beside bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners.

Israeli news media and bloggers have identified the young woman from her Facebook page as Eden Aberjil. No official has confirmed her identity. It's not clear whether the army could punish Aberjil, because she's finished her compulsory military service. The incident is a reminder of the highly charged relations between Israeli soldiers and the West Bank Palestinians under their control.

Capitain Barak Raz, Israeli Military Spokesman, said, "These are disgraceful photos. The IDF does not condone this sort of behavior. Aside from matters of information security, we're talking about a serious violation of our morals and our ethical code and should this soldier be serving in active duty today, I would imagine that no doubt she would be court-marshaled immediately."

In this undated photo, originally posted on a Facebook page belonging to Eden Aberjil, and taken from the Israeli blog site sachim.tumblr.com, an Israeli army soldier poses in front of blindfolded men identified in the Israeli media as Palestinian prisoners. The Hebrew in the top right translates as, "Eden Arberjil's photos - army...the best time of my life." Israeli news media and bloggers have identified the soldier in the photos as Aberjil. (AP Photo/sachim.tumblr.com)
In this undated photo, originally posted on 
a Facebook page belonging to Eden Aberjil, 
and taken from the Israeli blog site sachim.
tumblr.com, an Israeli army soldier poses in 
front of blindfolded men identified in the 
Israeli media as Palestinian prisoners. The 
Hebrew in the top right translates as, "Eden 
Arberjil's photos - army...the best time 
of my life." Israeli news media and bloggers 
have identified the soldier in the photos as 
Aberjil. (AP Photo/sachim.tumblr.com)

Ghassan Khatib, Palestinian Authority Spokesman, said, "This picture of an Israeli soldier enjoying humiliating Palestinian prisoners is an example of the day-to-day life of the Palestinian people under occupation. It indicates that occupation is the cause of suffering and humiliating for the Palestinian people every day and it's an indicator to the fact that the occupation also corrupts the Israelis."

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program