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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A first-hand account of how the commander of Shayetet 13 (Israel Navy commando unit) escaped death

I cannot verify this account, but I have it on good authority that it is unlikely that it will ever be confirmed or denied by the IDF so I have decided to run with it. I apologize for its gruesomeness. As I read this story, I thought of the lynch of two IDF reservists in Ramallah nearly ten years ago. Stories like that one and this one, and the reaction to them in the Arab Muslim world, make it difficult for Israelis and Jews to convince ourselves and our children that there is a significant number of Arab Muslims that wishes to make peace with us and 'live side by side in peace and security.'
The following testimony was forwarded by Dina Moskowitz to an Israeli forum.

Below, a first hand account from Amir, an Israeli soldier who was there.

"Hello Uncle Erwin,

This is Amir writing you after reading what you sent to my father, Eitan.

As you know, it was my unit and my friends who were on the ship. My commander was injured badly as a result of the "pacifists" violence.

I want to tell you how he was injured so you could tell the story. It shows just how horrible and inhuman were the activists.

My commander was the first soldier that rappelled down from the helicopter to the ship. When he touched ground, he got hit in the head with a pole and stabbed in the stomach with a knife. When he drew out his secondary weapon-a handgun (his primary weapon was a regular paintball gun: "Tippman 98 custom") he was shot in the leg. He managed to fire a single shot before he was tossed from the balcony by 4 Arab activists, to the lower deck (a 12 feet fall). He was then dragged by other activists to a room in the lower deck were he was stripped down by 2 activists. They took off his vest, helmet and shirt, leaving him with only his pants and shoes on.

When they finished they took a knife and expanded the wound he already had in his stomach. They cut his ab muscles horizontally and by hand spilled his guts out.

When they finished they raised him up and walked him on the deck outside. He was conscious the whole time. If you are asking yourself why they did all that, here comes the reason. They wanted to show the soldiers their commander's body so they will be demoralized and scared.
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At 8:12 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Related to this story, it appears that al-AP is up to it's photography 9fauxtography) tricks again. This time, on this Gaza flotilla story.

Images of the "activists" attacking Israeli commandos were cropped by al-AP to cut off showing weapons, knives in "activists"'hands while standing over their Israeli victim.

The Fox News story, with the Fox heading of "Reuters Photo Scandal", shows images before and after clipping, is at www.foxnews.com/slideshow/world/2010/06/08/reuters-photo-scandal/#slide=1

Is anyone surprised? Does anyone believe al-AP's denial of anti-Israel bias and that the cropping was "inadvertent"?


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