A picture that is worth a million words

Israeli soldier posts disturbing Instagram photo of child in crosshairs of his rifle

Or perhaps four million (roughly the Palestinian population in the Occupied Territories).  I’ve posted about the use of Instagram by the IDF and IDF soldiers before, but this vile image – which 20 year-old IDF sniper Mor Ostrovski claims he just “found on the Internet” – serves to bring into focus (sic) both the indiscriminate violence of the occupation, its casual, stomach-churning “because I can” arrogance, and the parallels between targeted killing from remote and near platforms.

More from the electronic intifada here.