Woman humiliated in video to sue Israeli army
The victim in the latest scandal of an Israeli soldier filmed dancing around a bound Palestinian woman said she will sue the Israeli army over the humiliation she underwent.
Israeli channel 10 broadcasted on Tuesday a Youtube clip showing an Israeli soldier dancing around a blindfolded and cuffed Palestinian woman who was forced to face a wall.
The woman, Ihsan Dababisa, 35, from the Al-Khalil village of Nuba said: “I saw the tape on the Jazeerah channel and I couldn’t sleep all night. I was deeply humiliated. The sound of the soldiers laughing and the music was roaring in my ears.”
“I called the Palestinian Prisoners Society, and we will file a case against the soldier and the Israeli army,” Dababisa went on to say.
She said she was arrested on October 11, 2007 on charges of affiliation with the Islamic Jihad movement and was sentenced to 22 months in prison.
“The day I was arrested they took me and cuffed and blindfolded me, and took me to the Etzion detention center near the city of Bethlehem. After they questioned me and placed me in a corridor, they blindfolded and handcuffed me.”
“I heard the laughter and voices of soldiers and music. I was able to see them during the filming because the blindfold was not tied very tight, and I begged them to not tape me.”
“But they continued to tape me and were drinking alcohol and dancing. It was not one soldier. They were a group of soldiers.”
The channel 10 presentation of the video came weeks after a former Israeli soldier triggered controversy after she posted on Facebook racial and questionable comments over photos of herself smiling next to blindfolded and bound Palestinian detainees during her military service.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Palestine said the despicable act against war prisoners in general and the Palestinian captive in the video in particular should prompt a real stance in the face of the Israeli occupation by every person in the world with a conscience.