Court: Soldiers endangered Palestinian boy
Roi Mandel
Published: 03.10.10, 11:40
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1. Take Ynet Popular Vote ...for / against verdict
Roland Seener ,   London England   (10.03.10)
2. one solution
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (10.03.10)
The judges and prosecutors involved in persecuting the soldiers, as well as their children, should be given a job: they will open suspicious bags. This way, no Arabs will be endangered.
3. Politically correct stupidity.
Terry ,   Eilat - Israel   (10.03.10)
I thought I made aliyah to Israel but soon discovered I had moved to CHELM.
4. Israel's third world judiciary is at it again
Edgar ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (10.03.10)
Given the court's penchant for second-guessing battlefield decision taken by our soldiers, it would not surprise me in the least to see interest in serving in elite units decline. Let me wager a guess. The judge(s) is from Tel Aviv and, like most Tel Avivan's, has never been anywhere near a combat unit. How perfectly sickening.
5. Givati soldiers being charged -
Moragh   (10.03.10)
against forcing a 9 year old boy to open bags etc. in cse a bomb was present. Why are the soldiers being convicted? As far as I understand and my English is pretty good Palestinian tiddly tots are being trained in full gear I might add on how to handle weapons and kill Jews. Something is amiss here. I believe it is the Israeli Courts.
6. Human Shields
Nathan ,   Raanana, Israel   (10.03.10)
I wonder how many Palestinians have been prosecuted in their courts (sic) for using children (and others) as human shields??????
7. Do you know now ..who, when and where our children learn
Salma ,   Palestine   (10.03.10)
violence?!!!! Not our mothers, or fathers, but rather " IDF" !
8. Some very powerful forces...
Linda ,   Poltava, Ukraine   (10.03.10)
... are trying hard to deprive IDF from the motivation to defend the country.
9. Unclear
David ,   Israel   (10.03.10)
Since when is Giv'ati an elite unit? It's just a regular infantry unit. If you have profile 97 and are not super-bright, chances are you'll end up there. They probably did overstep the authority, but on the other hand, it's something that happens a lot during a war. There's no need to punish these two soldiers unproportionally.
10. givartis tried
moron ,   galut   (10.03.10)
disgraceful that they are charged and betrayed by own country
11. Silly Salma at it again @ #7
Bet   (10.03.10)
12. The soldiers are right, the court and state betrayed them
Ty ,   israel   (10.03.10)
The courts usually rule against Judaism, against settlers, against a strong Jewish Israel. They appear to lean to appease the international community, making 'democracy' a god which they idolize above the Creator of the Universe who gave us the Torah, ultimate morality and knowledge. Pray for these soldiers.
13. 3 its not too late, go back then
israeli   (10.03.10)
14. 1 thank god ynet popular vote does not have
israeli   (10.03.10)
judiciary power yet.
15. Noting again: The Palestinians do not do this!
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (10.03.10)
The Palestinians have never put any of their own on trial for human rights abuses against Israelis. This is despite the overwhelming factual evidence that Palestinians have purposefully and explicitly targeted Israeli civilians. Shame on the Palestinians for having a national policy of violence. Shame on the EU and other western countries for failing to demand human rights standards from the Palestinians.
16. Are the leftists any better than Neturei Karta?
17. Kol Ha Kavod Boys
Paul   (10.03.10)
Keep up the great work and do it as many times as you need. thank you for protecting us. Love, Israeli Citizen
18. Silly Salma @ 7
David Levi ,   USA   (10.03.10)
Salma, Im starting to think you have way too much time on your hands and are only writing here because you obviously have nothing better to do. You definitely not writing here because you KNOW something or other people can learn from your knowledge. Maybe use the time you spend on these talkbalks and learn whats really going on in the Middle East. No one can be THAT blind !!
19. :: Human Shields
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (10.03.10)
It is heartening to see that these two IDF soldiers were finally convicted for using an innocent Palestinian child as a human shield. It is a step in the right direction however (judging by the posts on this thread) Israeli society has a long way to go before it become ethically mature enough to realize that the cowardly act of using children as human shields is morally wrong. I would also add that the IDF seems ‘unique’ in its continuing use of innocent civilians as human shields (this cowardly war crime has been well documented, videoed and photographed throughout the years) as I can find scant evidence of any other professional state army using this morally repugnant practice to the same degree as the IDF.
20. Judges?
Desertstraw ,   USA   (10.03.10)
What is the military record of the judges who made this decision? How much time did they spend in combat?
21. The kid happily opened some of the bags but hesitated over 1
rebecca ,   modiin   (10.03.10)
So the idf removed him and sent him home, and shot that bag to pieces. obviously The kid knew what was in them. He told them which one was a problem. and then the IDF sent him home to Mommy instead of arresting him as a terorist. Did the judges not notice this? None so blind as those that do not want to see.
22. #18 Who is silly?!!!!
Salma ,   Palestine   (10.03.10)
when you order 9 -year old Palestinian boy to open bags suspected of containing explosives, Don't you think that you just planted seeds of violence in his soul ?! Note: Writing in Ynet does not take much time, I can write and study at the same time. Don't worry about me : ) Writing in Ynet for me not a bad thing, if you think it as well, go shopping !!
23. #19
Do you care to comment on the 50 civilians Obama murdered in Pakistan three days ago using helicopter gunships? Or the 18 Pakistani civilians murdered yesterday in a UAV attack? Do you care to comment about the case of US Corporal Morlock and friends, which involves American soldiers murdering Afghan civilians to collect their fingers and pose with their corpses?
24. Bravo Soldiers!
Reuven Brauner ,   Raanana, Israel   (10.03.10)
Beinish's courts has hit a new low. Let all Jews hang their heads down in shame that we have "justices" like these. This is what the G-dless Israeli court system has sunk to.
25. :: Nameless @ #23
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (10.03.10)
Typical Ynut ploy trying to change the subject matter... it that the best you can do?!
26. No matter what, we should not be using children!!
Chaya ,   Tel Aviv   (10.03.10)
All of the bags should have been shot at - the same way it's done when a bag has been left in the street. DO NOT USE CHILDREN!!
27. Givatis
Birdi ,   Israel   (10.03.10)
The 2 soldier's commanding officer should have also been put on trial for giving them the order to use a Palestinian kid to open the ........
28. to all Goldstone's victims, you are not alone
observer   (10.03.10)
that was the tip of the iceberg. lots of incidents have yet to come to the light of nations.
29. Cowards
Max Maier ,   Germany   (10.03.10)
These "soldiers" forced a child to perform tasks they considered to be too dangerous to do themselves. I don't know what's supposed to be behaviour unbecoming to a soldier if this were considered to be OK. To expose yourself to danger is the very job description of being a soldier - it isn't all about harassing unarmed civilians at checkpoints. Yet these soldiers whine about having been sent on a "dangerous mission" as if they had been asked to go over the top at the Somme. I wonder if there is any criminal act that IDF soldiers may commit that will not find the approval of many readers here, though.
30. I hope these men have faithful friends.
The 11th Man ,   London   (10.03.10)
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