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Are the images of humiliated terrorists beneficial to Israel – or harmful to it? - Voila! news

2023-12-10T14:48:41.562Z

Highlights: Are the images of humiliated terrorists beneficial to Israel – or harmful to it? - Voila! news. Former senior defense official: "I'm not sure it's worth getting into a humiliation competition with them, they also have embarrassing records of us from October 7" "Some of the pictures look staged and don't make sense," says a former defense official. "It is not worthwhile to enter into a competition of humiliations with Hamas," says another former official. In his assessment, the attempt to raise national morale in this way can damage international consciousness.


The more pictures of submissive terrorists in their underwear are published, the more the question in Israel becomes of the extent to which they contribute to deterrence – and whether they are not liable to cause harm. Former senior defense official: "I'm not sure it's worth getting into a humiliation competition with them, they also have embarrassing records of us from October 7"


Do the images of Hamas terrorists standing handcuffed and submissive in their underwear contribute to Israel's war goals – or harm them? These days, when the IDF is stepping up its maneuver in the southern Gaza Strip and images of this kind are becoming more and more common, the defense establishment is required to formulate a position on the issue. Opinions, it now seems, are divided.

"These pictures humiliate Hamas, but I'm not sure they help us," says a former senior defense official, "These are pictures that are supposed to speak to the Israeli public, even to a very specific faction within it, but it's not certain that they do us a good service."

According to the official, some of the events there seem bordering on staged. For example, in one of the videos circulated yesterday, an elderly man in his underwear is seen moving to the front of the line and putting down his rifle. This picture, according to the official, raises many questions. "In what scenario does the man undress before giving up his weapon? Logic says that first you hand over your weapons, and only then do you take off your clothes."

"Some of the pictures look staged and don't make sense." Hamas terrorists who surrendered to the IDF/documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law

Night activity: Dozens of terrorists were detained by the IDF in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. December 10, 2023/Social media documentation under Section 27A of the Copyright Law

In addition, the official adds, "It must be taken into account that not everyone who presents an ID card there is a terrorist. Some of the people are interrogated in the field and released on their way, and only some are taken for further interrogation in Israel."
The official concludes by saying, "It is not worthwhile to enter into a competition of humiliations with Hamas. They also have videos from October 7 that humiliate us no less." In his assessment, the attempt to raise national morale in this way can damage international consciousness.

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Source: walla

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