An IDF sniper seen wearing a T-shirt that reads '1 shot 2 Kills' with crosshairs pointing to the bulge of a pregnant Palestinian woman's image.
An IDF sniper seen wearing a T-shirt that reads ‘1 shot 2 Kills’ with crosshairs pointing to the bulge of a pregnant Palestinian woman’s image.

Just in case the world has forgotten the recent barbaric attacks by Israel  on the unarmed population of Gaza, that killed over 1400,  the daily Haaretz from Israel has luckily published a story of  how members of Israeli ‘Defence’ forces use perverse and sick slogans on their T-shirts and personal items — have got to make many to question  the mental health of these ‘soldiers’.

Some examples:

The Lavi battalion produced a shirt featuring a drawing of a soldier next to a young woman with bruises, and the slogan, “Bet you got raped!”

Another reads “Let every Arab mother know that her son’s fate is in my hands!”

Dead babies, mothers weeping on their children’s graves, a gun aimed at a child and bombed-out mosques – are some images apparently these sick men and women like to print on their T-shirts, baseball caps, fleece jackets and pants.

Equally bizarre:  Former  IDF’s chief psychologist, Col. (res.) Ron Levy thinks this is “normal”.

An excerpt of his interview:

Levy: “I’m familiar with things of this sort going back 40, 50 years, and each time they take a different form. Psychologically speaking, this is one of the ways in which soldiers project their anger, frustration and violence. It is a certain expression of things, which I call ‘below the belt.'”

Question: Do you think this a good way to vent anger?

Levy: “It’s safe. But there are also things here that deviate from the norm, and you could say that whoever is creating these things has reached some level of normality. He gives expression to the fact that what is considered abnormal today might no longer be so tomorrow.”

Someone named Jim Klein from San Francisco comments on the Haaretz piece:

“This is a disgusting development. Dear Israel: Stories like this are why the whole world is slowly turning against you. You’ve allowed yourself to become a permanent military state. You couldn’t pay me to live there. How about you start a space program and go colonize the moon or something? Clearly you don’t play well with others here on Earth.”

Well said, my friend.

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