The entire Israeli-Hamas conflict is captured in these two photos, which cast in bold relief the compassion of the Jewish people against the brutality of the terrorist organization Hamas.
They depict a parched and starving Palestinian chained in place, apparently by Hamas as a human shield, being ministered to by an Israeli Defense Forces soldier.
The photos were posted on a website called Israellycool. Liberty Unyielding can’t vouch for either the site or the authenticity of the photographs other than to say they conform yo other reports coming from that region — Hamas using Palestinians as human shields, while Israelis take injured Gaza residents to Israel’s own behind-the-lines modern hospitals for treatment.
The source of the photos was this Facebook page.
Israellycool offers this description of the scene:
This is a Palestinian civilian of Gaza who apparently has a mental disorder and who was found by an IDF soldier, bound, gagged and staved. This is a typical tactic of the Hamas and I am sure this was their doing. He would have eventually died from either starvation or an IDF strike on this location if it contained terrorists or weapons, which is what the Hamas would have wanted to happen.
Luckily there was no strike and this humane IDF soldier found him and freed him, then gave him water.
Israellycool concluded its post with this update:
Update: As with all such photos which are shared virally on Facebook without a fully verifiable source, we have to check them as closely as we can. IDF soldiers are not supposed to release photos from the field except via the IDF Spokesperson.
However Israellycool can verify this is the IDF. The uniform is the correct color (quite different to US forces), the helmet has the distinctive IDF cover that hides its shape, the weapon is a match, the soldier is at least a Major (from the fig leaf which we call a “falafel” on his epaulettes and he could be higher) and if all that isn’t enough he has the Hebrew letters “צהל” meaning IDF stencilled on his combat pants!
Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire, entered into art the urging of the United States. However, Hamas violated that agreement by killing two IDF troops and kidnapping a third.