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“I picture a dead Arab”: Israeli children’s words echo indoctrination

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 03:52

How did it feel to imagine killing Arabs? “I felt happy” one girl answers.

She was one of several children who spoke about committing acts of
violence in this video shot at the Israeli army museum by Israeli
satirical filmmaker Itamar Rose.But the children’s answers – in Hebrew and subtitled in English – are
serious. As they climb all over tanks, sit at machine-guns positions,
or explain how to use a hand-grenade, Rose asks them their views.Without hesitation, the children express their readiness to kill.
Asked what he imagined when he was sitting in a tank, one boy answers,
“I picture a dead Arab.”Of course, these children are no more ready to kill than any other
children, nor can they be any more capable of understanding the import
of their words, at least not yet.The children in Rose’s film bring to mind the notorious image of
Israeli schoogirls writing messages on artillery shells about to be
fired into Lebanon during Israel’s 2006 assault that killed more than
1,200 Lebanese civilians and devastated much of the country.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note: It is troubling the view of many children growing up inside Israel, where are they acquiring this type of mentality and why is it being embraced? Definitely interesting to see how indoctrination pans out in this part of occupied Palestine.

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Added: Sep-25-2012 Occurred On: Sep-25-2012
By: mphatik
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Tags: israel, palestine, children, indoctrination, zionism, arab, muslim, jew,
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