Photo Credit: Bilal Tamimi YouTube video
"Shirley Temper" looking at the cameraman.

(JNi.media) Arab readers of the Arabic version of Aljazeera responded with astonishment at the restraint shown by an armed Israeli soldier, who was filmed while a group of female villagers physically assaulted him during a rally.

Internet viewers were treated last Friday to stunning images of a lone IDF soldier, separated from his unit and seeming terribly inexperienced and frightened, despite the submachine gun slinging aimlessly from his shoulder, as he was attempting to hold on to a boy who had thrown rocks at him—while a gang of angry women were piling up on him, trying to almost literally sever the child from his grasp.

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Nabi Saleh is a tiny Arab village—just 530 residents—located 14 miles northwest of Ramallah. Nabi Saleh’s residents have staged weekly demonstrations for as long as anyone remembers, over a land dispute with the nearby Jewish village of Halamish. The protests almost always involve the village youth hurtling rocks at IDF soldiers.

At this point, had the Nabi Saleh residents let one Friday go by without a demonstration it would probably attract more media attention than their rallies do, which is the fate of all routine events in our 24-hour news cycle. But last Friday the villagers scored a big one, when a green IDF soldier was separated from his unit, and trapped by a raging, mostly female mob.

The pictures — Arab paparazzi are always on hand in Nabi Saleh on Fridays — hit the Web and drew the expected outraged reactions in the West, with one exception: Arab readers of the Arabic version of Aljazeera responded with astonishment at the Israeli soldier’s almost fiendish restraint.

A hat tip to Facebook user Shay Ket, who translated those comments into Hebrew, which JNi.media translated into English:

Ahmed Elsayed wrote: “When I saw an Arab child dying of hunger and another drowning in the sea and the fish eat it when he escapes death to the West …. I became convinced that the worst thing produced by the Arab countries are the Arab rulers.”

Ahmed Issa: “Many commentaries say ‘The Israeli soldier is kinder than Arab soldiers,’ and this is true. But don’t forget that the Arab soldier follows the orders of tyrannical Arab leaders, and he’s not interested in his image, while Israel markets itself to the West as a bastion of democracy and human rights, and every Israeli soldier has a thousand faces: in front of the camera and behind the camera.”

Tita: “If it had happened in Egypt, they would have shot that boy with live ammunition instead of being so considerate.”

Amin: “Honest to God, it’s a shame that women are fighting and the men look on.”

Osama: “Note how although he had a weapon, and although he is a soldier of the Zionist entity, he did not shoot him in the head. Imagine the same thing [happening] in Arab countries, how our people would have acted…”

In a related story, The Daily Mail revealed on Saturday that one young girl who is taking a bite out of the soldier’s right hand in those images, is Ahed Tamimi, whose parents, Bassem and Nariman, also in the images, are renowned Palestinian activists in the village of Nabi Saleh, which is a perpetual site for Palestinian rallies, mostly violent. Nicknamed “Shirley Temper” by the blog Israellycool and dubbed a “Pallywood” star by Prof. Richard Landes, Tamimi was given the Handala Award for Courage by Turkish President Erdoğan, in the city where she says she’d prefer to live—Istanbul.

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105 COMMENTS

  1. The kid threw a rock at the soldier. The soldier apprehended the child.
    A mob of woman attacked the soldier.
    Despite the machine gun on his shoulder, this amazing young man showed incredible restraint and did not harm his attackers.
    Would this have happened with a Boko Haram soldier? Would a Syrian soldier under Assad act like this?
    Would a member of the Iranian guard show such control?
    You, sir, need to read the article and understand what is going on in the video and place the events in the proper context before shooting off moronic comments like yours.

  2. Fathers do not send their children as young as 6 into training. Mothers do not fight but in this case as every other one we can see the acting skills of the know terrorist group here. Put it in your pipe Pyra Midos. If an Arab make’s this statement then You not like it. It is well known that people not see the truth if it bit their faces off. Such as you and all those Anti-semitics. Have you been hit by a rock day after day no you sit in your comfortable home. try understanding this world belongs to every one not a single race. Get some realistic lessons. End of

  3. The kid threw a rock at the soldier. The soldier apprehended the child.
    A mob of woman attacked the soldier.
    Despite the machine gun on his shoulder, this amazing young man showed incredible restraint and did not harm his attackers.
    Would this have happened with a Boko Haram soldier? Would a Syrian soldier under Assad act like this?
    Would a member of the Iranian guard show such control?
    You, sir, need to read the article and understand what is going on in the video and place the events in the proper context before shooting off moronic comments like yours.

  4. From a news article:
    The youth in the picture was seen throwing rocks, and as such a decision was made to arrest him. During the arrest, a violent provocation began which included a number of Palestinian women and children. As a result of the violent clash, a decision was made by the regional commander to cease the arrest,” the IDF said in a statement.

    Army officials added that: “Two additional Palestinian youths were arrested for throwing stones during the violent clashes. The soldier pictured was lightly wounded as a result of the violent actions against him.”

  5. The youth in the picture was seen throwing rocks, and as such a decision was made to arrest him. During the arrest, a violent provocation began which included a number of Palestinian women and children. As a result of the violent clash, a decision was made by the regional commander to cease the arrest,” the IDF said in a statement.

    Army officials added that: “Two additional Palestinian youths were arrested for throwing stones during the violent clashes. The soldier pictured was lightly wounded as a result of the violent actions against him.”

  6. Zionist filth? Really? Do you even care about the context of this story?
    The kid threw a rock at the soldier. The soldier apprehended the child.
    A mob of woman attacked the soldier. One of the files who but the soldier is a famous “Pallywood” star, known for inciting violence in front of the cameras.
    Despite the machine gun on his shoulder, this amazing young man showed incredible restraint and did not harm his attackers.
    Would this have happened with a Boko Haram soldier? Would a Syrian soldier under Assad act like this?
    Would a member of the Iranian guard show such control?
    You, sir, need to read the article and understand what is going on in the video and place the events in the proper context before shooting off moronic comments like yours.

  7. * I WISH ISRAEL WOULD – stop playing nice & start acting like the war they are in against all the evil quran following muslim / islamic countries surrounding them (and around the world actually) & with the help of other G-d fearing, life & freedom loving countries like Canada – KICK SOME SERIOUS BUTT !! (y) Everyone knows if that had been any MUSLIM soldier rather than a JEW, he would not have been touched & the boy would have been shot from a safe distance! 😮

  8. * I WISH ISRAEL WOULD – stop playing nice & start acting like the war they are in against all the evil quran following muslim / islamic countries surrounding them (and around the world actually) & with the help of other G-d fearing, life & freedom loving countries like Canada – KICK SOME SERIOUS BUTT !! (y) Everyone knows if that had been any MUSLIM soldier rather than a JEW, he would not have been touched & the boy would have been shot from a safe distance! 😮

  9. If so, is the soldier an Arab actor, trying to show how horrible the Israelis are to kids, since that is what was portrayed by the news?
    Or did the people who hired the Israeli soldier actor know that the whole idea of IDF being horrible to kids (the purpose of the video) would backfire?
    Maybe the Jews looked into a crystal ball and made the video, as you are suggesting

  10. Jaime Jiménez Try taking an English class before calling someone else an idiot in their own language. You look like less of an moron that way. Can you go hang out on your own conspiracy theory websites, instead of proving that pro-Palestinian activists are really just anti-Jewish bigots in disguise?

  11. Not really and really not
    The main goal of this "article about a comment section of an article" is to show the changes in Arab world citizens towards their own ruling regimes.
    Since those Arabs were indoctorined to believe Israelis are the worst of the worst, it is very interesting to see how they perceive their own leaders when Israel is used as a reference point
    On the superficial level you are correct but fortunately, we do not deal with superficiality

  12. True that we should kiĺl all the terorists that are in jail , but just because they get freee after some years durring some deal and they come back , and again try to kill , and the eaxmples are terifieng . We should kill them just to prevent them to kill again !

  13. Why is it that whenever an Arab finds fault in his Own People and Leaders, Other Arabs come along a Look for Excuses to deny these Findings? That is Precisely the Problem with the Muslim World, They JUST CANT ACCEPT RESPONSABILTY FOR THEIR MISTAKES, they are incapable of admiting their wrong doings, and thus looks for excuses ,like blaming "Hasbara", or someother screwed up reason.,,

  14. Ken Matsushima , the term "anti-Semitism" was invented in the 1870s by a German political party that EMBRACED Jew-hatred and called itself "die Antisemitische Partei". The term was not directed at Arabs or any other Semitic group except Jews. It's a red herring to say "Arabs can't be anti-Semitic because they are Semites themselves". The term NEVER applied to all Semites. To avoid confusion, it might be better to use the term "Jew-haters".

  15. Mitch Cohen That's one (very good) reason.

    The other is, Why adopt the euphemism coined by the haters themselves? They didn't want to own their Jew-hatred (the same way today's Jew-haters call themselves "anti-Zionist"), but I don't see why we should play their game.

    We should call a spade a spade, and call a Jew-hater a Jew-hater.

  16. A family of career minded pallywood actors, including the notorious "Shirley Temper" now married with kids of her own, but used "hired" as an "over the top" actress because she still looks like a child. There was a mom, dad, another daughter and a boy, all employed to provoke, instigate confrontations with the IDF . Ensuring theres a slew of pro falestinian reporters about to capture the "money shot", without any context or frame of reference. Do the research on these type of impromptu theatre photos and you'll notice little Shirley Temper sweet little euro-esque face and her pallywood clan in hundreds of other images, all strangely showing the exact same type of imagery.

  17. This is a Propaganda reenactment of a real situation. But it seems to have backfired on the Arab reaction. The west is more than willing to take this as a real event. But the film is as fake as the soldier. Where is his Helmet? Where are the patches that he is required to have on his uniform? Why do the men near by not help?

  18. Hussein Hammami Don't you mean the Arab-Turk occupiers? The Syrian Al-Tamimi clan of terrorists first colonized and occupied Hebron, later after 1948, Nabi Saleh.. in Judea. They are involved in 17 major terrorist attacks and countless smaller ones

  19. Hussein Hammami No Hussein, you are a brainwashed hate filled troll. Israeli's are the LEGAL residents of Israel, so give up your grand idea's of wiping them out, because it will never happen. You should be concerned about ISIS infiltrating Gaza, and the fact Abbas resigned…loser.

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