Montag, 17. Juni 2013

"only potential terrorists"

"For about a year-and-a-half I lived the reality of Occupation. Like other male and female soldiers serving in the Occupied Territories, I learned soon enough the kind of conduct acceptable and expected of me as a combatant in this reality. I learned to do the job assigned to me – controlling Palestinians. I learned to speak the language of occupation, a language of imperatives and demands. It became my mother-tongue. In the reality of occupation there are no Palestinian civilians, there are only potential terrorists."
Gil Hilel, Aktivistin von "Breaking the silence", über ihre Zeit als Soldatin in Hebron

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