The loss of “booshah.” Purity of arms?

Thank goodness for the Guardian newspaper for  bringing to light the latest burial not only of a 13 year old girl Iman al-Hans  but the preposterous notion of “purity of arms”—the putative idea that israel’s army is the most moral in the world. Captain R  fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old.Wow how’s that for an attitude? Anyway the relieved captain was acquitted on all charges by a military court on Friday.No surprise here.

According to Chris McGreal’s report,”The military court cleared the soldier of illegal use of his weapon, conduct unbecoming an officer and perverting the course of justice by asking soldiers under his command to alter their accounts of the incident.”

Even 25 years ago this soldier would have been court martialled and the country would have been up in arms.

Imagine 17 bullets pumped into a school girl who wandered within 100 yards of a military outpost.Maybe there was a bomb in her bag. Radio transcripts revealed that this youngster was “a little girl scared to daeth and heading away from the post when gunned down by this poor excuse for a soldier  and a human being.

And now the immortal words of this soldier who brings disgrace on the IDF:”“This is commander. Anything that’s mobile, that moves in the [security] zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, needs to be killed.”

At least some of his own soldiers had the foresight to blow the whistle on this man who in Captain R’s own words “were out to get him because they are Jewish and he is Druze.”

This outrageous death is similar to the killing of  Ahmad Husam Yousef Musa a nine 9 year old child who died by being shot in the head in 2008 by an IDF soldier as he hid behind a fig tree.

The original Zionists depite the blindness of their occupying another people’s land did maintain many highly ethical attitudes.The price of Occupation ultimately saw the corrosion of ideals and as the Israelis say, a loss of “booshah.” No shame.

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