Former IDF Rabbi Alleges Hezb'allah Torture

The former Rabbi for the Israeli army, when receiving the bodies of two fallen Israeli soldiers from Hezb'allah said "[T]he verification process yesterday was very slow, because, if we thought the enemy was cruel to the living and the dead, we were surprised, when we opened the caskets, to discover just how cruel. And I'll leave it at that."

According to officials:

"...the bodies were received in a severely-damaged state which may have lengthened the confirmation of their identities. Former IDF Medical Corps and Chief Military Rabbinate officials have noted the tragic expertise Israel has gathered in years of conflict, but remained shocked by what they saw yesterday at the Rosh HaNikra border crossing."  

Officials also said that they would be able to determine whether the gunshot to one of the soldiers was delivered by Hezb'allah execution style or whether it occurred in a firefight.

The Israeli people are of mixed mind about these kind of swaps. On the one hand, they firmly believe all of their soldiers should be brought home if possible so that they can be buried in Israel. On the other hand, these unequal exchanges always seem to have Hezb'allah getting the better of the deal.

Nevertheless, Israeli political leaders are not likely to stop the practice of trading live prisoners for dead heroes.



The former Rabbi for the Israeli army, when receiving the bodies of two fallen Israeli soldiers from Hezb'allah said "[T]he verification process yesterday was very slow, because, if we thought the enemy was cruel to the living and the dead, we were surprised, when we opened the caskets, to discover just how cruel. And I'll leave it at that."

According to officials:

"...the bodies were received in a severely-damaged state which may have lengthened the confirmation of their identities. Former IDF Medical Corps and Chief Military Rabbinate officials have noted the tragic expertise Israel has gathered in years of conflict, but remained shocked by what they saw yesterday at the Rosh HaNikra border crossing."  

Officials also said that they would be able to determine whether the gunshot to one of the soldiers was delivered by Hezb'allah execution style or whether it occurred in a firefight.

The Israeli people are of mixed mind about these kind of swaps. On the one hand, they firmly believe all of their soldiers should be brought home if possible so that they can be buried in Israel. On the other hand, these unequal exchanges always seem to have Hezb'allah getting the better of the deal.

Nevertheless, Israeli political leaders are not likely to stop the practice of trading live prisoners for dead heroes.