- Eden Abergil on Facebook
- Eden Abergil, the former IDF soldier who caused a worldwide
stir by posting pictures of herself on Facebook posing near bound and blindfolded
Palestinians, said Thursday: "I hate Arabs and wish them all the worst.
I would happily kill them all, even butcher them."
- Abergil has received thousands of messages on the social
networking site over the past few days, some of them sympathetic and others
- A virtual support group has also been established, calling
itself 'We are all with Eden Abergil', and currently numbering 600 people.
The members have demanded that other soldiers post pictures similar to
the ones uploaded by Abergil.
- The former soldier has also approved hundreds of new
Facebook friend requests that have been pouring in since the story broke.
She is an active participant in the debate that ensued, commenting on remarks
written about the controversial photos and answering questions.
- On one of the photos a commentator wrote: "Because
of such a simple and innocent picture they ruined this girl's life and
made of her something she is not."
- Abergil responded to the comment, making it clear to
the surfer that she's not taking the issue too seriously.
- "No honey, they didn't ruin my life. I can't afford
to have Arab-lovers ruin the perfect life I'm leading!!! I am not sorry
and I do not regret it."
- Another surfer, Shai, responded to Abergil and claimed
that she failed to grasp the meaning and implication of her actions. "It's
called humanism," he wrote, prompting Abergil to respond: "I'm
not humane towards murderers."
- Abergil later adopted an even harsher tone, declaring:
"I hate Arabs and wish them all the worst. I would gladly kill them
all and even butcher them; one cannot forget their actions."