Shovrim Shtika - Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence: Occupation soldiers give visual and written accounts of their experience in Hebron

Closing a school, abusing civilians at a check point, following orders, staying in a family’s comandeered home, posing for trophy photos with enemy bodies, being the law, enjoying power, feeling ashamed, getting addicted to controlling people, dispersing a funeral, wanting to forget, not caring, the ease in which you actually do whatever you want to do unsupervised, the unbearable lightness of these things that happen. 12,643 words of testimonies. What follows is a compilation of written and photographic testimonies by IDF soldiers who served until recently, or are still actively serving, in the West Bank city of Hebron.