Monday, January 05, 2009

Israeli shin bet recruiter punked in Gaza!

A brilliant stunt pulled by Electronic Intifada. I encourage people the world over to begin doing the same-flood their lines with calls telling them who the REAL terrorists are!

In addition to bombs and missiles that have killed an ever increasing number of Palestinian civilians, Israel has dropped millions of flyers on the occupied, besieged Gaza Strip.

One such flyer (which I mentioned in a previous blog entry) seeks to recruit Palestinian collaborators. Signed by the "Israel Defense Forces command," and addressed to the "the residents of the Gaza Strip," the flyer states: "You hold the responsibility for your own fate!" It invites Palestinians to call or email the Israeli army "to inform us about the location of rocket launching sites and the terrorist gangs that made you hostages of their actions." Because collaboration with an occupier is universally viewed as one of the worst forms of betrayal, the flyer warns "For your own safety, please maintain secrecy when you call us."

EI decided to call the number provided. What follows is a translation of the Arabic conversation between an EI editor and an Israeli officer who identified himself using the Arabic name "Abu Ibrahim" (and whose accent slips the more irritated he gets-until he finally goes on a tirade saying that Palestinians do not exist as a nation).

Israel has used cash, but has sometimes attempted to blackmail desperately sick Palestinians by witholding access to medical care unless they collaborate. Israel may also hope that the humanitarian catastrophe it has deliberately created in the Gaza Strip will make Palestinians more vulnerable to this kind of exploitation.

Full conversation plus transcription here:


Blogger fjb said...

I personally thanked IDF command for kindly providing the email address on the flyer, so that I was able to send them one directly. It is, though that's probably changed by now as I'm sure they received many unhelpful messages.

12:52 AM  

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