Israeli Soldier Defends Facebook Photos of Palestinian Prisoners
Once the pics were discovered and published, Abergil soon found herself at the center of controversy; an Israeli military spokesman called her actions "disgraceful" while the Palestinian Government Media Center described her photos as a clear indication of "the mentality of the occupier, to be proud of humiliating Palestinians." The only person who doesn't see anything wrong with the pictures, it seems, is Abergil herself.
"I still don't understand what was wrong," Abergil told Israeli Army Radio on Tuesday. The former soldier went on to say that the photos were in no way meant to make a political statement or to belittle the Palestinian cause. "It was solely to show the experience of military service," she insisted.
As the AP points out, the comments underneath some of the shots don't exactly scream "maturity." "You're the sexiest like that," one friend eloquently wrote underneath one photograph. "I wonder if he's got Facebook!" the budding photojournalist responded. "I have to tag him in the picture!" Honestly, it's no surprise that this was the "best period" of Abergil's life. [From: Reuters and AP/Huffington Post]