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Testimony - Until someone comes to pick them up

[2010] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes arresting, shackling and blindfolding children in the West Bank. “On your first arrest mission, you’re sure it’s a big deal, and it’s actually bullshit."

Testimony - 'Trying to heat up the kids'

[2009] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how a marksman shoots at young children carrying a bag suspected of containing Molotov cocktails. “We were lying in ambush on Mount Eval, in Nablus."

Testimony - 'Motivate them'

[2009] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how the army would “bother villagers” in order to discourage their children from throwing stones. “After my discharge, I was in the reserves."

Testimony - "For no reason at all"

[2009] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how plastic hand ties are frequently tied too tightly on purpose causing severe pain. “We had to take over a school."

Testimony - "Standing at the roadblock for eight hours a day puts everyone under this endless pressure"

[2009] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which she describes duty at a roadblock in the West Bank. “Standing at the roadblock for eight hours a day puts everyone under this endless pressure."

Testimony - "As is done with all detainees"

[2009] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how three boys are detained near the Wall. “Anyone who touches the fence activates the alerts at the war-room."

Testimony - 'As soon as you light a Molotov cocktail - you are free game'

[2008] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how a friend shot and killed a 16 year old boy as he tried to light a Molotov cocktail that was not a threat to anybody.

Testimony - 'A kind of fun'

[2008] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how children trying to cross from Gaza into Israel were sometimes left tied and blindfolded for two days.

Testimony - 'A kind of routine'

[2008] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how the army would try to provoke children in Hebron so that they could be arrested.

Testimony - 'Gotta keep my spirits up'

[2008] - A former Israeli soldier provides a testimony to Breaking the Silence in which he describes how a soldier friend slapped a 14-year old boy in the face because he was humming.


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