The IDF recently attacked a camp in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. At this time, an Israeli soldier was seen praying into a mosque by entering a mosque there. At that time several soldiers were standing inside the mosque.
In the meantime, several videos and pictures of this incident have spread on social media. Al-Jazeera, a Qatar-based media outlet, says that the army’s prayer on the mosque’s microphone is actually the song of the Jewish religious festival Hanukkah. However, no music was played at this time.
In this incident, the anti-government groups expressed their anger in Israel. Ofer Kasif, a leader of a communist party there, said, “This film proves that Israelis believe in bigots.”
Israel’s Army Radio reported that the soldier was removed from duty after the video went viral. However, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Zir says that the army is not responsible.
“We have to stand by these fighters,” Itamar Ben-Zir told Israel’s Army Radio. But they should not do such things during the war.’
According to the Middle East-based media outlet Middle East Eye, the particular song is known as the ‘Hanukkah song’. A few words of the song, ‘We Came to Vanish the Darkness’ were heard on the mosque’s microphone.
Another video has gone viral. It shows an Israeli soldier speaking into a microphone, ‘In the name of God the Great, the Merciful, I am the spokesman of the IDF. This camp has been destroyed. No armed person will be allowed to enter here. We want you to stay here in peace. No power shall prevail over the power of Allah.’
According to Middle East Eye, a media based in the Middle East, the army may have said these words by satirizing Islam. 8 Palestinians were killed in that attack.
Israeli citizens, meanwhile, feel that the military should continue to operate in Gaza until Hamas is completely destroyed. That’s what most Israelis want, despite UN General Assembly calls for a cease-fire, mounting military casualties and so many Palestinian deaths in Gaza. This is known in a report of the news agency Reuters.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the Gaza operation is not ending, there is no question of a ceasefire. He said that neither diplomatic pressure nor loss of life on the battlefield will move Israel away from the conflict. The UN General Assembly adopted the ceasefire resolution on Tuesday. But Israel does not pay much attention to it. Prime Minister Netanyahu has made it clear that the fight will not stop until Hamas is finished.
On October 7, 1,200 people were killed in an attack by Hamas in Israel. Since then, the Israeli army has been carrying out indiscriminate attacks on the Gaza Strip. More than 18,500 Palestinians have lost their lives in the Gaza operation that has been going on for more than two months. 50 thousand 594 people were injured.