A photo of an IDF soldier purportedly stepping on a Palestinian girl in an act of brutality was recently debunked, after having been proven to be captured in Bahrain in December 2009.
The photo was identified as staged due to several fallacies, such as the use of an AK-47 rifle, which the IDF doesn’t use, as well as inconsistencies with the imposter’s uniform, and with operational reports from the field.
The IDF regrets the cynical use of children in acts meant to demonize IDF soldiers, and emphasizes that such behaviour is completely at odds with the IDF Code of Conduct.
Here’s the photo that circulated online:
The full photos of the event: