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Outcry over Israel soldier's photo of boy in cross-hairs
Published Tuesday 19/02/2013 (updated) 23/02/2013 14:18
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- An Israeli soldier has provoked an outcry by publishing a photograph that appeared to show the back of a Palestinian boy's head seen through the cross-hairs of a rifle.

Israel's army said on Tuesday it would hold an investigation into the conduct of the soldier, who posted the picture on the online photo-sharing website Instagram.

Israeli media identified the soldier as a 20-year-old conscript serving in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Authority officials condemned the publication of the photograph, saying it showed Israeli forces believed they could act with impunity.

"Every Palestinian mother is concerned for her child ... because of the picture that is now known and seen worldwide," said PA spokeswoman Nour Odeh on Tuesday.

It was not possible to verify independently whether the photo was taken in the occupied West Bank - or whether the person in it was Palestinian.

The Israeli military said the soldier's commanders had been notified and the issue would be dealt with.

"The picture in question does not coincide with the IDF's values or code of ethics," the military said in a statement.

Israeli soldiers have been sentenced to jail time in the past for posting images of themselves posing beside Palestinians they have arrested.
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1 ) nimrod / israel
19/02/2013 13:03
this is the most anti israel article i have yet to read on this news site

2 ) Robert / US
19/02/2013 14:30
@ #1 fitting name nimrod.. And im sure you dont know about the tshirt "one shot two kills' that the cowardly idf wear. Your all a bunch of sick pups over there.

3 ) Hilde / Palestine
19/02/2013 14:35
It only hurts you cause it's true, Nimrod.

4 ) Zainab / UK
19/02/2013 15:44
The context ....on the personal Instagram site of Mor Ostrovski, 20 could not be verified but the aggressive message is clear...Ostrovski is an Israeli soldier in a sniper unit. Breaking the Silence, an organisation of veteran Israeli combat soldiers campaigning to raise awareness about life in the West Bank, condemned the image. "This is what occupation looks like. This is what military control over a civilian population looks like," one member wrote on the group's Facebook (www.guardian.co.uk)

5 ) gabi / australia
20/02/2013 00:40
"The picture in question does not coincide with the IDF's values or code of ethics?" Well, how come there are so many Speaking Out vets who tell of the shocking things that go on in the Occupied Territories? So many IDF suicides? So many acts that are repugnant which nevertheless are condoned by the state, under the "we have the right to defend ourselves" BS. #1 Nimrod - anti-Israel? Rather, anti-atrocities committed in the name of Israel and supported by the state. Sick puppies indeed.

6 ) JoeFattal / USA
20/02/2013 06:50
I am not pro-Israel. I do not hate them but I will condemn them any chance I have. That shot wouldn't have hit the boy anyhow, if the soldier would have fired the shot it would have gone to the left of the boy's head.

7 ) Rami / Palestine
20/02/2013 08:27
#1 You're an idiot....and a Nimrod true and true. Enough said.

8 ) Maureen / Australia
20/02/2013 19:41
"IDF code of conduc." What code of conduct - that preached by the extremist Rabbis?

9 ) gabi / australia
21/02/2013 07:35
# 6 - you are an idiot! The bullet would have gone to the left of his head anyway - oh, so that's all right then!
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