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Israeli soldiers' T-shirts depict shooting Arabs
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2009 | Matti Friedman

Posted on 03/24/2009 4:17:58 PM PDT by KingofZion

Israel's military condemned soldiers for wearing T-shirts of a pregnant woman in a rifle's cross-hairs with the slogan "1 Shot 2 Kills," and another of a gun-toting child with the words, "The smaller they are, the harder it is."

The T-shirts were worn by some Israeli Defense Force soldiers to mark the end of basic training and other military courses, the newspaper Haaretz said.

*** The army said it would not tolerate the T-shirts and would take disciplinary action against the soldiers involved, although it was not clear how many wore the shirts or how widely they were distributed.

The military sought to portray the T-shirts as "tasteless" humor and condemned the soldiers involved, saying in a statement that the shirts "are not in accordance with IDF values."

They were not manufactured or sanctioned by the military.

The shirts' existence was first reported Friday by Haaretz and later on broadcasts by Israeli radio and television.

Haaretz showed pictures of five shirts and said they were made at the unit level — indicating that they were made for small numbers of troops, perhaps several dozen at a time. It said they were worn by an unknown number of enlisted men in different units. The Tel Aviv factory that made many of the shirts, Adiv, refused to comment.

*** Hamas-controlled media consistently glorify attacks on Israelis, and cartoons in Palestinian newspapers frequently use anti-Semitic images of Jews as hook-nosed, black-hatted characters.

Hamas also mocked Israeli suffering, staging a play about its capture of an Israeli soldier in which it makes fun of the serviceman crying for his mother and father.***

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabs; israel; soldiers; tshirts
thumbs up to the soldiers. anybody know where can I buy these t-shirts?
1 posted on 03/24/2009 4:17:58 PM PDT by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion

I like clarity and honesty.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 4:19:33 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: KingofZion

Wear the T shirts. Military is supposed to motivated to kill the enemy. This PC crap for the US and Israel is going to get a good many of us killed.


3 posted on 03/24/2009 4:21:52 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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Hey Clymers at the SF Comical, try a story on the wonderful Palestinian children’s shows—while you still have a job. *snicker*


6 posted on 03/24/2009 4:24:32 PM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: KingofZion

Sign me up for a dozen shirts. I want to wear something nice in Dearborn, MI.


7 posted on 03/24/2009 4:24:38 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: KingofZion

8 posted on 03/24/2009 4:25:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: KingofZion

“...it was not clear how many wore the shirts or how widely they were distributed.”

did they say “Made in Iran” on the tag?


9 posted on 03/24/2009 4:26:15 PM PDT by jessduntno ( www.SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Red Steel

Umm.....and the issue is?


10 posted on 03/24/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Morgana

11 posted on 03/24/2009 4:27:24 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: DAC21

You mean you don’t know? That AP took the time to write about a t-shirt worn by an Israeli as a moral equivalent to the hate that spews forth from the Arabs that live in Palestine. This AP story is propaganda - not news.


12 posted on 03/24/2009 4:33:34 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: KingofZion

Barack Obama would only count that as 1 kill.


13 posted on 03/24/2009 4:36:22 PM PDT by exist
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To: KingofZion
thumbs up to the soldiers. anybody know where can I buy these t-shirts?

You can probably get them in "The Sick A$$40le Outlet."

Then, if you're not done stinking up the place, you can bring them back here to show off to everyone.

14 posted on 03/24/2009 4:39:00 PM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: KingofZion
thumbs up to the soldiers. anybody know where can I buy these t-shirts?

Do you really want to send this message?

15 posted on 03/24/2009 4:40:54 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: exist
Barack Obama would only count that as 1 kill.

Yeah, but he would also count it as a "hate crime".

Hate crimes only work one way, you know.

16 posted on 03/24/2009 4:41:06 PM PDT by PalmettoMason ("an empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack Obama got out")
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To: Red Steel

And exactly how do we know this is not a propaganda piece thought up by Palestinians and accepted as “fact” by the MSM?


17 posted on 03/24/2009 4:51:25 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Hodar
Do you really want to send this message?

Admittedly, that's a tough one to defend. In all honesty, though, I'm surprised there hasn't been more of this sort of stuff out of Israel. When you're completely surrounded by people who fervently wish to see you dead (and the entire history of your existence as a people erased from the face of the planet), it's only natural to return those feelings.

18 posted on 03/24/2009 4:54:32 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Hodar

Yeah, I really do.


19 posted on 03/24/2009 4:55:20 PM PDT by BruceysMom
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To: KingofZion
They should be punished by being forced to hand out free t-shirts to some of the Arab kids. If they put an invisible bullseye on them, visible with a nightscope, so be it.
20 posted on 03/24/2009 4:57:04 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Hodar
Do you really want to send this message?

Yes you do. Why? She is armed with a rifle and a grenade. IF she stays home she lives.

21 posted on 03/24/2009 4:57:26 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: KingofZion

This T-shirt is really disgusting. Israeli soldiers shouldn’t stoop to the same level as death cult they’re fighting against.


22 posted on 03/24/2009 5:06:24 PM PDT by LuxAerterna
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To: LuxAerterna

It’s not disgusting when the woman targeted is armed...


23 posted on 03/24/2009 5:22:15 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Liberals: Punishing success and subsidizing losers for 150 years")
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To: KingofZion

It’s perfectly normal for Israelis to hate the enemy.


24 posted on 03/24/2009 6:15:13 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: Hodar

Well, I prefer 1 shot, 1 kill, but I like it. Yes.


25 posted on 03/24/2009 6:18:55 PM PDT by alarm rider ("We laugh at honor, and are shocked to find traitors in our midst" C.S. Lewis)
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