The horror: ‘Breaking the Silence’ releases women’s frightful testimoniesofoccupation

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    The horror: ‘Breaking the Silence’ releases women’s frightful testimonies of Occupation. " Do you know what it means to serve in the occupied Palestinian territories?" With these words, the Israeli organization Breaking the Silence has released stunning new testimonies*from former soldiers, six Israeli women. Very upsetting and raw brutalization and debasement. Who will not weep when they hear these women's stories of degradation? The Israeli society has lost its soul, and these brave witnesses are open about the damage, so as to try and save Israel and Palestine-- the politics are irrelevant to this work.




    Breaking The Silence are former IDF soldiers who speak out about their experiences in the IDF. As far as I know, this is the first release of stories all from women Israeli soldiers. Its fascinating, to hear their stories. Sherri


    Link to site. OP permitted to post 3 videos from the site pursuant to the Spam rule.
    Breaking the Silence Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories
     
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    "Here is the BTS press release on the campaign, followed by several videos:These testimonies seek to tell the Israeli public and international community what it means to be a woman serving in the territories. In order to prove oneself as a woman soldier, one needs to be ‘more manly than a man.’ Often, for female soldiers to become ‘one of the guys,’ it means that they must use violence and show force in their everyday tasks. The testimonies paint a difficult picture, whereby whoever isn’t willing to be violent and abusive finds herself socially ostracized. As female soldiers in the OPT, we also had to beat, detain, humiliate and intimidate Palestinians. We weren’t supposed to tell our families and friends what we did and what it means to serve in the territories." WATCH: Former female Israeli soldiers break their silence | +972 Magazine
     
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    "June 2013. This mean 46 years of occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).*46 years in which we (male and female soldiers) are controlling the life of the Palestinian population in the occupied territories, through a routine of violence.In the upcoming week we will publish 46 new video testimonies of female soldiers.These testimonies seek to tell the Israeli public and international community what it means to be a woman serving in the territories. In order to prove oneself as a woman soldier, one needsoto be “more manly than a man”. Often, for female soldiers to become “one of the guys,” it means that they must use violence and show force in their everyday tasks. The testimonies paint a difficult picture, whereby whoever isn’t willing to be violent and abusive finds herself socially ostracized. As female soldiers in the OPT, we also had to beat, detain, humiliate and intimidate Palestinians. We weren’t supposed to tell our families and friends what we did and what it means to serve in the territories.As women, exposing our identities through these testimonies is especially complex and difficult. We have less legitimacy to talk about what is happening in the OPT and our involvement in implementing the occupation." *https://m.facebook.com/BreakingTheS...12409.69297.163056727049912&__user=1537327739
     
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    I recommend anyone preparing to watch these videos to go and get a box of kleenexes and have it there beside you as you watch those videos. The Facebook page says 46 videos are being released this week, I posted 5.
     
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    no, people are listening. thanks sherri. i really don't see what your post accomplishes or how it can even be considered anythinh else but trolling.

    "breaking the silence" is a very legitimate organisation.
     

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