Monday, March 23, 2009

More on the Israeli T-shirt Story

Photo: Yanai Yechiel for Sky News
T-shirt on the left reads "Sniper Unit" in Hebrew.
T-shirt on the right reads, "The smaller... the harder!" [ie, to target/kill]

Al Jazeera English TV, March 23, 2009 -
Haaretz recently published a story (posted below) about T-shirt designs sported by Israeli soldiers who had fought in the Gaza Operation "Cast Lead" and others. The T-shirts have disturbing designs that boast of violence committed against Palestinian women, pregnant women, and children. The army's response was to dismiss the shirts as "tasteless and unbecoming." Ayman Mohyeldin, Al Jazeera's Gaza correspondent, reports from Tel Aviv about the T-shirt phenomenon -- where it comes from, how it happens, and what it portends about Israeli society.

No comments: