The video above shows members of the IDF’s Golani Brigades verbally humiliating and laughing at a bound and blindfolded Palestinian. The actions of the soldiers in this video have been roundly condemned in Israel. Former Golani Commander Giora Inbar said “I am ashamed for them… It is hard for me to look at this.” The IDF is investigating and disciplinary action is expected.
No one is proud of what these boys have done and the video is already being circulated on YouTube where it will in all likelihood be used as proof positive of how horrible Israel is. The fact that a bound and blindfolded Israeli would fare far worse at the hands of a Palestinian militia does not diminish the actions of these dumbasses who have tarnished the otherwise proud name of the Golani Brigade – the unit of the IDF that most of my family serve in. Suffice it to say that these kids are not considered heroic and their actions are considered unacceptable. That’s my Israel.