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Israeli soldiers have depraved “fun” making “Rachel Corrie pancakes”

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Ali Abunimah
electronicintifada.net [1]
July 20, 2013

Israeli soldiers have depraved “fun” making “Rachel Corrie pancakes”

Israeli soldiers had a “fun” time making what they called “Rachel Corrie pancakes.”

Photos of the event were posted on the Facebook page of the “Heritage House,” a settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that houses so-called “lone soldiers,” men recruited from overseas to join the Israeli occupation forces.

Above the photos of young men, some in Israeli army fatigues or apparently carrying guns, is the caption “Afternoon of ‘rachel corrie’ Pancakes and fun!”

Rachel Corrie [2] is the young American woman murdered by an Israeli soldier who crushed her to death with a bulldozer [3] as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family home in the occupied Gaza Strip on 16 March 2003.

The depraved joke that these men were presumably making is a play on the English idiom “flat as a pancake.” Their celebration and joking about Rachel Corrie’s death is utterly vile and reflects the culture of dehumanization inculcated into Israeli soldiers.

Ben Packer, the director and rabbi of “Heritage House,” hit back at some negative comments about the images, posting this response [4]:

In honor of the all the hate messages from the anti-Israel/Jewish crowd, one of our supporters has pledged $5 towards Israeli settlements (maybe for additional bulldozers) for each additional comment. keep’em coming anti-semites! We love our Israeli soldiers and will not back down in the face of those who attempt to endanger them!

Full article here [1]


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[1] electronicintifada.net: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-soldiers-have-depraved-fun-making-rachel-corrie-pancakes

[2] Rachel Corrie: http://electronicintifada.net/tags/rachel-corrie

[3] who crushed her to death with a bulldozer: http://electronicintifada.net/content/photostory-israeli-bulldozer-driver-murders-american-peace-activist/4449

[4] posting this response: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.485537018195832.1073741839.435428683206666&type=1&comment_id=72466420&offset=0&total_comments=24

[5] Israeli forces board the Rachel Corrie: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-forces-board-the-rachel-corrie.html

[6] Israeli Court Blames Rachel Corrie for Own Death, Says IDF, State Not Responsible: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rachel-corries-death-was-an-accident-israeli-judge-rules.html

[7] Rachel Corrie’s family bring civil suit over human shield’s death in Gaza: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rachel-corries-family-bring-civil-suit-over-human-shields-death-in-gaza.html

[8] If Israel attacks, we won’t resist, says Nobel peace laureate on board Gaza-bound aid ship ‘Rachel Corrie’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-israel-attacks-we-wont-resist-says-nobel-peace-laureate-on-board-gaza-bound-aid-ship-rachel-corrie.html

[9] Israel can’t be trusted to probe Gaza flotilla raid, say Rachel Corrie’s parents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-cant-be-trusted-to-probe-gaza-flotilla-raid-say-rachel-corries-parents.html

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