WATCH: Israel’s ‘Break the Bones’ policy


During the First Palestinian “intifada” (uprising), Israeli forces perpetrated a policy of breaking protesters’ bones (more information about the this policy is here and here). The video is an excerpt from the documentary “Occupation 101 – Voices of the Silenced Majority“. The narrator is Alison Weir, founder of If Americans Knew and author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel

This video is also posted on Odysee (and on YouTube, where it is partially blocked). DVDs of Occupation 101 are available at nominal cost from If Americans Knew.

Yitzhak Rabin, the initiator of the break the bones policy, later became Israeli Prime Minister, and is now often known as a ‘peacemaker’. Few people are aware of his less peaceful actions, including the fact that during Israel’s founding war, Rabin personally ordered that Palestinian inhabitants of Lydda “be expelled quickly without attention to age.” As Mondoweiss reports: “Thousands of refugees, entire families, elderly people, women and children marched about 15 miles eastwards in the height of summer. Dozens, including infants, did not survive the journey.”


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