“What I Did to Palestinians as an IDF Soldier”
“It’s time to speak up, it’s time to break the silence”
Israel’s detractors, both external and internal, have made much of a very small group of former IDF soldiers who have spread stories of abuse of Palestinians under the banner “Breaking the Silence.”
While there are certain to be abuses in any conflict situation (after all, Israelis are human), the fact of the matter is that they are infrequent, do not represent official policy, and are swiftly dealt with internally by Israeli authorities. In fact, the IDF has been labeled by some military experts as the most moral army in the world.
All of that would be more readily known if folks would also pay some heed to the vast majority of former IDF soldiers, like Hananya Naftali, who will tell you what transpires most of the time between Palestinians and Israeli troops.