Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New documentary: Israeli soldiers asked to 'cleanse' neighborhoods in Gaza

Israeli filmmaker, Nurit Kedar, has finished a documentary composed of a series of testimonies from Israeli soldiers about their experience in Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli bombardment of Gaza in the winter of 2008-2009.  British television, Channel 4 News, ran a part of the documentary on a recent broadcast.

I hope that some of the soldiers in this film who are obviously suffering from acute trauma and PTSD are able to get some help.  I hope the film gets picked up by Israeli television (it doesn't have a broadcaster at this point) and convinces some young men and women to refuse to put themselves in a position where they might be asked to kill another human being.

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