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Viral Video Of Israeli Soldier Talking About His PTSD Is From 2015, Not Taken Amid 2023 Conflict

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim

An Israeli soldier talks about the PTSD and nightmares he gets from all the Palestinians he killed during the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.

Fact

Newschecker ran a keyword search for “Israel soldier talks about trauma”, which led us to this Facebook post, uploaded by Jewish Voice for Peace, dated December 3, 2015, stating, “He comes to me and says: ‘Why did you kill me? Why did you kill me?’. Ido Gal Razon, a former Israeli soldier speaking to a committee of the Israeli parliament on November 11. Razon wasn’t expressing remorse for the killings, but expressing anger over the fact that he hasn’t been offered treatment for the severe psychiatric impact the “more than 40 he murdered” in service of Israel has had on him.”

The post also shared a news report, December 1, 2015, which reiterated that this “stark admission” was made by Ido Gal Razon, a former Israeli soldier, speaking to a committee of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, on November 11. “Razon wasn’t expressing remorse for the killings, but complaining that he has not been offered treatment for the severe psychiatric impact the butchery he committed in service of Israel has had on him… Razon says he was injured while a member of the 51st battalion of the Israeli army’s Golani Brigade when he took part in Operation Clear as Wine – an attack on Palestinians in the central Gaza Strip on 20 December 2007,” read the report. Similar reports can be seen here and here.

The testimony was uploaded on Youtube on November 28, 2015.  A similar video can be seen here, confirming that the viral clip is from 2015.

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Result: Missing Context

Sources
Facebook post, Jewish Voice For Peace, December 3, 2015
Youtube video, Boycott Apartheid, November 28, 2015


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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