Richard Silverstein’s Tikun Olam blog has a post about t-shirts being sported by IDF soldiers to commemorate their experiences in Gaza.
G. [soldier in an elite unit]: “These are shirts for around the house, for jogging, in the army. Not for going out. Sometimes people will ask you what it’s about.”
Of the shirt depicting a bull’s-eye on a pregnant woman, he said: “…It doesn’t really mean anything. I mean it’s not like someone is gonna go and shoot a pregnant woman.”
What is the idea behind the shirt from July 2007, which has an image of a child with the slogan “Smaller – harder!”?
“It’s a kid, so you’ve got a little more of a problem, morally, and also the target is smaller.”
The article includes pictures of several such shirts. It’s eye-opening.
By the way, the caption on the tee shirt of the pregnant Arab woman in the crosshairs is, “1 Shot 2 Kills.”