Humpf, Eden Abergil thought she was tough. Fuhgedaboudit. She’s got nothin’ on Shani Sivilia, the new queen of IDF torturers. Eden is a Girl Scout by comparison. Seems Shani’s been charged not just with pretending to abuse Palestinians as Abergil did in her Facebook photos, but the real thing. She put a gun to a Palestinian boy’s head and pulled the trigger, all the while screaming he was an “Arab whore.” Now that’s what I call torture!
And of course, Sivilia isn’t in the IDF as Abergil was, she’s a member of the truly brutal police unit known for dehumanizing Palestinians on a massive scale, the Border Police. IDF soldiers are pikers by comparison.
Let’s let Ynet tell the story:
…In March 2010, [a Palestinian] minor was detained at the Rockefeller checkpoint near Jerusalem. A search revealed that he was carrying three firecrackers. After the search, police claim that Ben Ozeri [another Border Policeman] grabbed the minor’s shirt, took him behind a nearby parked bus, beat him in the jaw and kicked him in the knee.
The indictment further suggests that the victim was then handcuffed and turned over to Sivilya and another officer named Zion Benishti. The two put the minor into a squad car and during the drive to the police station Sivilya tightened his cuffs and pulled them down in order to hurt the teen.
When they reached the station, Sivilya and Benishti took the elevator with the minor where Sivilya covered his head with the coat he was wearing.
When they got out of the elevator, Sivilya kicked the teen on his behind and threatened him, saying: “Ten more minutes and you’re dead”…The two officers led the Palestinian to an empty room at the station where they lowered him to his knees with his hands still tied behind his back and his head covered.
At this point, Sivilya took out her personal weapon, cocked it, and pointed the unloaded weapon to the victim’s neck, while she counted down from 10 to one. The teen is then alleged to have screamed “no, no” after which, when she finished her countdown Sivilya pulled the trigger while yelling “Death to Arabs” and “All Arabs are whores”. During the incident Benishti urged Sivilya to stop, but she refused.
Later Sivilya took the coat off the Palestinian’s head, took one of the firecrackers found on his person and put it back in his pocket and covered his head again. She then used a lighter to make noises and scare him into thinking she was going to light the firecracker in his pocket.
Sivilya allegedly hit the victim and slapped him on the head. As a result, the teen suffered a split lip, bruises on his hands and pain in his leg. The Police Internal Investigations Department claims that Sivilya’s actions were motivated by racism.
Wandering through Sivilya’s Facebook page reveals these salient facts about her tastes and prejudices:
Activities and Fields of Interest
Hat tip to Ido Kenan who brought this story to my attention.