IDF soldiers leave racist graffiti on Gaza homes
Published: 28.01.09, 08:03
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1. Graffitiwood
Cynthia ,   USA   (01.28.09)
It would have been easy for Hamasniks or Gaza youth to slip in and place graffiti in these homes.
2. Not nice, not racism, not newsworthy
Ilan ,   Ariel   (01.28.09)
We half destroyed the place so who cares about some idle drawings?
3. if you believe it
eliezer ,   jerusalem   (01.28.09)
The Arabs are experts at lying, they are also experts in graffiti. Why was the graffiti not in Hebrew?
4. Probably another palestinian propaganda
Ron   (01.28.09)
Something to show to Ynet reporters. Suckers - why are you showing this??
5. Simple misunderstanding "die" in Hebrew means "enough".
Nick Sporek ,   Jerusalem Israel   (01.28.09)
Lost in translation :P
6. smells fishy to me
smells fishy to me ,   Israel   (01.28.09)
Why is the graffitti in English (neatly written and spelled correctly too!) This looks like another propaganda tool by Hamas.
7. Bias
zznhl   (01.28.09)
Haaretz, you are as bad as the BBC and CNN. You seem to be so disappointed that YOUR army didn't commit any attrocities that you have to find something to slag them down about. Its a shame you dont report the constant attrocities against their own people by the Hamas. EG how many people have they executed for supporting ASAFwhen they took over Gaza. How did they execute them? Your constant IDF bashing excedes the zone of public need to know and exrtends to sensationalism for the sake of sensationalidsm even to spitefulness. Criticize the Generals and politicians - leave our boys alone!
8. Who cares?
Terry ,   Eilat, Israel   (01.28.09)
Don't you have anything better to write about?
9. Fake Hamas Propaganda
Harel ,   US   (01.28.09)
The Star of David in this picture is filled with Hebrew writing, but I can't make it out. But it is clear that the fake hate speech is written in a darker marker, not the original pen ink from the star. Additionally, it seems that the same propagandist wrote with the same felt marker in all the homes. Pathetic attempt Hamas, but I'm sure Aljazeera and the BBC will bite big!
10. Whats is the hell
bias   (01.28.09)
I don't know why some of you are not taking this seriously. Those graffitis are done by IDF soldiers. Some people are still living in the "conspiracy thoery". By the way, if u are saying that it's a hamas propaganda becasue it's written in english , so How can Arabs would read it if it's in Hebrew ??? and why not in Arabic ..... i mean it's meant for " Palestinians". Also, IDF is not ideal and killing more than 1300 is not done by " mistake". I wish some people can be just enough and say the right think
11. idf graffity walls
silene ,   rio de janeiro   (01.28.09)
If I was an IDF member after an operation like coast lead, I would go to my home, to see my parents and eat a wonderfoul meal. The last thing I would to do is graffity palestine's walls. don't lost your time with investigations: the true is obvius.
12. IDF: 'A good Arab is A dead Arab'
Yossi normal Israeli ,   Bat Yam Israel   (01.28.09)
I am not suprise, it is only continue same mentality, when I was in Israeli army and serve in West Bank I heard few time a day by my fellow soldires and officers the popular experesion 'A good Arab is A dead Arab' people like me Who could not stand blant hateret were intimidated as 'Arab Lovers' . IDF spokman can say what ever he want it will not change the sad reality that most of soldiers have no problem of killing Arabs or abusing them and fill as heros .
13. Israel Turns Another Opportunity Into Disadvantage
Paqid Yirmeyahu ,   Ra'anana, Israel   (01.28.09)
Communications efforts are a legitimate part of warfare. Undisciplined, stupid communications are indicative of a, uh, stupid and undisciplined army. Whoever handles the content of leaflets dropped, etc. should be tasked with generating grafitti that has a potential for positive results rather than negative results. Then the IDF should supply the paint cans along with the authorized messages and strict orders not to depart AT ALL from the authorized text. Perhaps, instead of the grafitti in this article, messages like: "Brought to you by Hamas. Look around. Think." "Attacking Israel has consequences." "Wouldn't leaving Israel in peace have been better?" etc. Paqid Yirmeyahu Paqid 16, The Netzarim, Ra'anana, Israel Israeli Orthodox Jew (Teimani Baladi Dardai) Advancing Logic as Halakhic Authority Welcoming Jews & non-Jews
14. Israeli soldiers wouldn't write to Palestinians in English!
Tahl ,   Ashdod, Israel   (01.28.09)
Most Palestinians don't know English, if anything they know Hebrew better, and many soldiers also know Arabic. Besides, these graffiti can be easily made up by the Palestinians.
15. Ynet trash news .Yawn ....
Trumpeldor ,   eurabia   (01.28.09)
16. English
Jay ,   San Francisco   (01.28.09)
These Hateful Slogans were aimed at the International News Media. Draw you own conclusions. Who benefits?
17. I'm pretty sure Hebrew is the language in Israel right
Johnny ,   Stockholm Sweden   (01.28.09)
18. What crap!
Psychologist ,   Israel   (01.28.09)
The truth be told the only ones who know who wrote it, is those present, just because it APPEARS to be written by our soldiers doesnt mean to say it was. The answer is simply, You dont know because you werent there!
19. #10 it is propaganda
sal ,   Greece   (01.28.09)
Exactly because of what u said it is propaganda.If it was the IDF they would be in hebrew.But it's not our army,and arabs cant write hebrew(writing those things in arabic would be stupid)...So thats why they are in english
20. 10# Read plaease,
Daniel ,   Rehovot,Israel   (01.28.09)
I don't know if IDF did this, but it's very ugly and I dont justify it. About what you think with the1300 deads, tell Hamas that before they do somthing they need to take responsibility and not to act like children. If they cared about their population they would take it underground to the plenty of bunkers they got. If they want to fight-fine-but dont think we won't attack just because you choose to position in residential areas.
21. Looks like more or Ali Waked azzawood
Arthur ,   SF, CA   (01.28.09)
bogus report stories.... Raw garbage...
22. Doesn't look good in the US; shows up Israel's racism
Chanalau, Tova ,   London, UK   (01.28.09)
Such things have to be done on the quiet, where the press and TV can't see them. Zionists losing their touch.
23. Amen to that boys!
Talula ,   Israel   (01.28.09)
You wrote what we all think.
24. I am sure our IDF
meg ,   israel   (01.28.09)
soldiers had better things to do, like trying to stay alive during the operation. With the chance of hamas coming up and shooting at them, I doubt if the graffitti would be written so neatly and correct English....just look at the flag, most wouldn't be able to draw it like that sitting quiet at home! makes you wonder. BUT if it is true then certainly very out of place but wouldnt be the first army to write such things on the walls of what is considered the enemy.
25. More red herrings
Romy ,   London UK   (01.28.09)
This is an old story here in the UK. You don't need to peddle more stuff that can be construed as remotely anti-Israeli. And additionally, why would Israelis write in ENGLISH? More rubbish propoganda. Why can't YNET editorial have more common sense?
26. Whatever!
linda   (01.28.09)
Robert Goldman ,   KFAR SABA ISRAEL   (01.28.09)
Jeesh guys so what? big deal.. ever see the stuff they write on walls about us around town? soldiers in every conflict have done the same and i'm talking since soldiers learned how to write.. it was found in every war and it will be found in everty furture war . so stop wasting time kvetching about somehtingf stupid like "Born to kill" on a brain bucket.... soldiers is soldiers. we all do it we have all done it. (combat only) hell in 82 I actually did the old "Kilroy was here" while in the shuaf..... so? gonna make me scrub it off?
DAVID ,   JUDEA   (01.28.09)
Most times when someone labels oneself as normal ,a red flag goes up.Most people labeling themselves that way are the opposite. We will see how "normal Yossi" is going to react when rockets are going to rain down on Bat Yam , in the near future. It will be interesting to see if he still will feel a arrogant moral superior attitude towards his fellow soldiers. For sure I would not want Yossi to have to cover my back in a battle, I would not trust my life with him.
29. The kassam-firing was not racist?
Righteous Zionist ,   Israel   (01.28.09)
30. #22 Get your head out of the gutter
Cynthia ,   USA   (01.28.09)
More cut and paste from Chana lo tova.
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