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Fellini in Bilin

Watch this video from the suppression Friday’s  (June 4 2010) anti-Barrier protest at the West Bank village of Bilin. From 01:40 begins a scene which could have come straight from Satyricon: A group of helmeted, visored, and armored soldiers with long rectangular shields assaults a parade float of the Mavi Marmara decked with flags from around the world. They then charge down the roads at the fleeing crowd and grab an elderly lady. A protester on a wheelchair with a gas mask drives through them. A fire breaks out.

Most imagery from the village is much more banal in its horror. Like this one, of the arrest of a twelve-year old in the olive groves of the village on the same day.

  1. humanrightswatch
    June 7, 2010 at 10:00

    In every country in the world the arrest young trouble makers.
    Brazil,Mexico,Nicaragua,United States,Ireland.

    • dickerson3870
      June 8, 2010 at 08:38

      RE:”In every country in the world the arrest young trouble makers.” – humanrights(lol)

      FROM HAARETZ: (excerpt) …Last week, soldiers from the Golani infantry brigade posted a video on YouTube depicting a blindfolded Palestinian being forced to repeat phrases in Hebrew as the soldiers manning the checkpoint laugh in the background. 
      One of the lines is: “Golani will bring you a log to stick up your ass.” 
      As the detainee repeats the words, the soldiers are heard laughing raucously in the background…. 
      ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1037217.html

      • June 8, 2010 at 20:26

        Do they also have the trouble makers crawl under barbed wire at gunpoint?

  2. Fergie
    June 7, 2010 at 16:23

    What’s wrong with arresting a 12-year-old boy? I regularly got arrested at that age and most times the police were right on the money.

    Why not provide some context to this story – what was he accused of doing, let’s here the IDF side – otherwise it is meaningless?

  3. dickerson3870
    June 8, 2010 at 08:25

    A little known fact about Fellini’s Satyricon: Hiram Keller (who played Ascilto) was originally from Americus, Georgia(the Peach State), U.S.A. His father was for many years a Judge/Justice on the Georgia Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Take that, Newt!

  4. Helene
    June 8, 2010 at 10:09

    LOL. Ok, its realy not funny, but the image of the fake boat and the soliders, and the rolling chair man…its just just…as you said like Fellini. I think this scene is mamash chazaq and a lot metaphorical. Ill forward it. Thanks Didi!

  5. demize!
    June 9, 2010 at 04:13

    Its become evident to me that most Israelis would give the benefit of the doubt to the “IDF” if they were caught on tape sodomizing kittens.

  6. Dana Humphrey
    June 10, 2010 at 18:50

    What are they arresting him for? That is not clear in the video… I dont understand Arabic or Hebrew. I disagree that it is ok to arrest children for what seems to be nothing. In the US, we only arrest minors for actual crimes like stealing, taking a gun to school, shooting someone, real crimes you know. And even then, they go to juvenile detention, not the same prison with adult men. Plus many times if the crime is minor, they are released on bail to their family and eventually given a trial. As far as I understand…none of that happens with Palestinian children arrested. I basically consider this kidnapping by IDF. This is wrong.

  7. Monini
    December 26, 2010 at 14:21

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