The Zionist soldiers soldiers had a “fun” time last week making what they called “Rachel Corrie pancakes.”
The Zionist soldiers soldiers had a “fun” time last week making what they called “Rachel Corrie pancakes,” the Electronic Intifada website reported.
Photos of the event were posted on the Facebook page of the “Heritage House,” a settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that houses so-called “lone soldiers,” men recruited from overseas to join the Zionist occupation forces.
Above the photos of young men, some in Zionist army fatigues or apparently carrying guns, is the caption “Afternoon of ‘rachel corrie’ Pancakes and fun!”
Rachel Corrie is the young American woman murdered by a Zionist soldier who crushed her to death with a bulldozer as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family home in the occupied Gaza Strip on 16 March 2003.
The depraved joke that these men were presumably making is a play on the English idiom “flat as a pancake.” Their celebration and joking about Rachel Corrie’s death reflects the culture of dehumanization inculcated into the Zionist military members.
Ben Packer, the director and rabbi of “Heritage House,” hit back at some negative comments about the images, posting this response:
In honor of the all the hate messages from the anti-Israel/Jewish crowd, one of our supporters has pledged $5 towards Israeli settlements (maybe for additional bulldozers) for each additional comment. keep’em coming anti-semites! We love our Israeli soldiers and will not back down in the face of those who attempt to endanger them!
“Anti-Israel activists are all in a tizzy about these pictures! makes them even funnier!!!,” Packer added.
The page also appeals for donations “to support our guests and ‘lone soldiers.’”
Residents of the “Heritage House” settlement also take part in colonization activities in other parts of the occupied West Bank, including Hebron.