Riham's Blog

Israeli Soldiers Dance Incident

A video has been going around on my Facebook news feed of Israeli soldiers dancing while on patrol and fully armed. The general comments from people I know include how funny they look.

Despite being a person that laughs at almost anything, I do not enjoy this video at all. What is so funny about an oppressing army spending a good time and having a laugh while people they have occupied, robbed and humiliated are still suffering? Does it make them more human to be dancing around like this, more down to earth and like everyone else?

The fact that people on my news feed are enjoying this so much kind of bothers me. Anything that makes the Israeli soldiers look friendly is something I do not enjoy, as we have seen time and time again that this is not the case. Anything that makes the world see them not as what they truly are, but as people out there on patrol having fun, not really hurting anyone is something I do not enjoy. What goes on in Palestine everyday is not a laughing matter, especially when it is acts like this that decreases the seriousness of the situation in the eyes of the rest of the world.

I’m sure it’s very easy to hold weapons and dance when you are the oppressor.


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  1. * Yasmina says:

    I totally agree , what a inhuman thing to do :show this video and actually appreciate it…
    They should be crying there eyes out instead of dancing like idiots… its sad to see how much sympathy as well as indifference have become unnecessary as boundaries to some people ..
    Again its a shame

    | Reply Posted 8 years ago
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