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Israeli Soldier's Facebook Snaps Spark Outrage

Eden Aberjil's posing with blindfolded prisoners 'shameful'
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2010 5:13 AM CDT
Israeli Soldier's Facebook Snaps Spark Outrage
A picture from Aberjil's album.   (www.facebook.com)

(Newser) – Nobody's rushing to hit the "like" button on a former Israeli soldier's Facebook album about her tour of duty. Waxing poetic in the album "The army: the best days of my life," former soldier Eden Aberjil posted a snap of herself smiling for the camera next to three handcuffed, blindfolded Palestinian prisoners and another of her looking at a blindfolded prisoner, the BBC reports.

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The Israeli army blasted her behavior as "shameful," and an Israeli critic said Aberjil's photos show "an attitude which has become the norm and consists in treating Palestinians like objects, not like human beings." A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority said the pictures reveal "the mentality of the occupier to be proud of humiliating Palestinians." He added, "the occupation is unjust, immoral and, as these pictures show, corrupting."
(Read more Eden Aberjil stories.)

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