Israel’s soldiers post yet more of their own atrocities online

  • Post last modified:May 19, 2024
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Israel’s soldiers are openly posting footage of their war crimes. Palestinian journalist Younis Tirawi has been cataloguing instances of these soldiers’ depraved self-reporting:

The message posted above suggests two things.

The first is these soldiers understand how the world will view their despicable acts; the second is they’ve been led to believe there will be no punishment:

Post war

In several of the posts Tirawi highlights, the posters are attempting to be funny:

A particularly disturbing video shows Israeli soldiers playing with the abandoned toys of Palestinian children:

This isn’t the first instance Tirawi has highlighted when it comes to Israeli soldiers desecrating children’s toys, as we reported in February:

Of the newer instances Tirawi has published, many depict Israeli soldiers revelling in the invasiveness of their actions:

The tribe of Amalek

Several posts refer to Palestinians as “Amaleks”:

The Amalek were a “biblical nation living near the land of Canaan”, according to the Jewish educational site It goes on to write that the Amalek launched an attack on the Jewish people, and that:

The Torah lists two mitzvahs regarding Amalek:

  1. To obliterate the nation of Amalek (timcheh et zecher Amalek).
  2. To never forget the evil deeds Amalek did (zechor al tishkach).

It adds:

The command to destroy Amalek cannot be fulfilled today, since the identity of Amalek has been lost over the millennia. However, the command to “remember Amalek” still holds true in the spiritual realms.

It’s obviously disturbing that Israeli soldiers are claiming Palestinians are a people their religion commands they “obliterate”. What’s even more disturbing is the messaging comes from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself:

As Mother Jones reported in November 2023:

There are more than 23,000 verses in the Old Testament. The ones Netanyahu turned to, as Israeli forces launched their ground invasion in Gaza, are among its most violent—and have a long history of being used by Jews on the far right to justify killing Palestinians.

As others quickly pointed out, God commands King Saul in the first Book of Samuel to kill every person in Amalek, a rival nation to ancient Israel. “This is what the Lord Almighty says,” the prophet Samuel tells Saul. “‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”

The Mother Jones piece also notes:

A member of the Knesset has called for a second Nakba, in reference to the expulsion of Palestinians that Israel carried out in its 1948 war with Arab neighbors. A military spokesperson said about Israel’s initial airstrikes that “the emphasis is on damage and not on accuracy.”

In the two posts below, one references the Amalek and the other references the Nakba:

There are also more posts highlighting the belief that this is a holy conquest:


In January, a South African lawyer said the following of Israel’s genocidal push into Gaza:

People are now pointing out it isn’t just the victims posting what’s happening; it’s also the perpetrators.

Israeli soldiers feel safe to broadcast these unspeakable evils because they’ve been given free reign to oppress the Palestinians by the West for decades. Younis Tirawi is tirelessly documenting what our support has led to.

Featured image via Younis Tirawi

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