Netanyahu slams humiliating videos of Palestinians filmed by Israeli soldiersBy AP
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Israel PM slams humiliating videos of Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister has condemned videos filmed by Israeli soldiers that humiliate Palestinians.
The most recent YouTube video appears to show an Israeli soldier dancing around a blindfolded Palestinian Muslim woman.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement Wednesday that the videos cause “unacceptable harm to human dignity” of the Palestinians, embarrass the Israeli military and “cause serious international damage.”
A woman who said she was the one in the latest video, which dates to 2007, recounted the event on Israel’s Channel 10 on Wednesday. The TV says she was a member of Islamic Jihad and was released last year after a two years in prison.
The Israeli in the video has refused to comment. It has not been possible to verify the video’s authenticity.