HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Reuters journalists: Isra...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:57 AM

Reuters journalists: Israeli troops assaulted us, forced us to strip in street

Source: NBC News

Reuters journalists: Israeli troops assaulted us, forced us to strip in street
34 minutes ago

By NBC News and wire reports

HEBRON, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers have been accused of punching two Reuters cameramen and forcing them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in front of them, leaving one of them needing hospital treatment.

Israel's military said Thursday it took the allegations seriously.

"The regional brigade commander was ordered to open an investigation," Israeli Defense Forces spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said in an email.

Yousri Al Jamal and Ma'amoun Wazwaz said a foot patrol stopped them on Wednesday in the heart of Hebron as they were driving to a nearby checkpoint where a Palestinian teenager had just been shot dead by an Israeli border guard.

Their car was clearly marked "TV" and they were both wearing blue flak jackets with "Press" emblazoned on the front.






Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/14/15899248-reuters-journalists-israeli-troops-assaulted-us-forced-us-to-strip-in-street?=

13 replies, 2131 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Reuters journalists: Israeli troops assaulted us, forced us to strip in street (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
cpwm17 Dec 2012 #1
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #2
Victor_c3 Dec 2012 #3
RandiFan1290 Dec 2012 #4
Victor_c3 Dec 2012 #5
Selatius Dec 2012 #6
Victor_c3 Dec 2012 #7
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #9
heaven05 Dec 2012 #10
cosmicone Dec 2012 #11
cpwm17 Dec 2012 #13
byeya Dec 2012 #8
frylock Dec 2012 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:06 AM

1. Israeli soldiers consistently target reporters

making the occupied territories one of the world's most dangerous places to work.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:34 AM

2. That's what happens...

When you give children authority and vow to never punish them if they abuse it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:04 AM

3. That is how people in Fallujah were dealt with in November 2004

If you attempted to surrender you were told to strip. If you didn't strip, you were shot. This was done to mitigate the threat of suicide bombers (which was a very real threat).

War brings out the worst in people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:32 AM

4. Murdering poor people isn't a war. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:51 AM

5. no, that is exactly what war is

If you aren't willing to embrace the murder, don't start or support the war. The American public, for the most part, is too far removed from the actual violence of war to realize war is mostly about murdering innocent people. According to the red cross, in 20th century wars for every 1 soldier killed in combat 10 civilians were killed. The DOD didn't keep statistics for the civilian deaths in Iraq, but estimates are between 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqis were murdered during the war there.

There is no such thing as a surgical strike. Women, children, girls, boys, men, an other innocent people are routinely killed and whisked away as being nothing more than collateral damage.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:59 AM

6. There were a fair number of anti-war people who regretted repealing the draft for that reason.

Since the military went to an all-volunteer, professional force following the experience in Viet Nam, the American experience has become more and more remote from the reality of war. The idea of war has become an abstract idea, a video game.

A war fought with a citizen army, on the other hand, continuously reminds the people at large what war really means because they have skin in the game, and the Founders envisioned a citizen army for national defense, instead of a standing army like the armies of the British Empire.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Selatius (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:02 AM

7. Everything you wrote is exactly why I think the draft is a good idea n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Selatius (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:37 AM

9. I'd rather people think war is a video game than people who don't want to fight be forced to go. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:34 AM

10. yeah

but what about the innocents murdered in the "video game"? They don't matter, huh? The only thing different about Iraq from Viet Nam is that the munitions are much more lethal. War is a sad way to settle differences, indeed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:08 AM

11. This is no war

Palestinians are armed with sticks and stones and are in THEIR OWN LAND.

Israelis are armed with fighter jets, tanks, assault weapons and heavy artillery while they are OCCUPIERS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cosmicone (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:46 AM

13. Calling it a war makes people feel better about mass murder

It's the same with our mass murder operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:14 AM

8. The draft operated as a reality check for those in power.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:26 AM

12. fucking palestine interfering with the peace process yet again

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread