"Even the least tolerant IDF officers found it difficult to defend the actions of the deputy commander of the Jordan Valley brigade on Sunday. More disturbing than the act itself – a burst of violence that could become a criminal case – was the message that it communicated: The IDF is a violent and aggressive army that exercises force against helpless, innocent people.
Images like the ones in the video that were seen around the world on Sunday, and will continue to circulate, are the wet dream of any Israel hater. The pro-Palestinian activists who flew to Israel as part of a protest fly-in on Sunday could not have dreamed of a better turn of events – a video that turns them into victims rather than lawbreakers. Even the demonstrators who diligently protest every Friday at the Palestinian villages of Bil'in and Na'alin habitually provoke the security forces stationed there, hoping that the cameras hone in on that one officer who ultimately loses his cool, providing the activists with that winning propaganda photo" (two paragraps are quote from article. Block quote not available.)