Palestinian woman in Israeli Army YouTube clip `humiliated`

Last Updated: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:53

Nuba: A Palestinian woman on Wednesday described how she was "humiliated" when Israeli soldiers filmed her in detention, one of them belly dancing close to her as she stood blindfolded against a wall.

"I saw the video on Al-Jazeera. I didn`t sleep all night because I felt humiliated and frustrated," Ihsan al-Dababsi, 35, from the southern West Bank village of Nuba, said.

"The sound of the soldiers` laughter and the music were ringing in my ears," she said of the video, which sparked outrage after it was posted on the Internet.

In the clip circulated on YouTube, a bound and blindfolded Dababsi huddles next to a wall as a grinning Israeli soldier in sunglasses belly dances to Arabic music, repeatedly brushing up close to her.

A Hebrew-language speech bubble coming from her mouth reads "Allahu Akbar", Arabic for "God is greatest". The grainy clip lasts just over a minute.

Dababsi said she had contacted the Palestinian Prisoners` Club, a non-governmental advocacy group, and planned to pursue legal action against the Israeli military.

The incident took place when she was arrested in December 2007 and charged with being a member of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, she said, adding that she was later sentenced to 22 months in prison.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:53

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