The two T Shirts in the picture are just part of a series of shirts being worn by Israeli soldiers. The black shirt depicts a pregnant Palestinian woman in the crosshairs of a gun sight with the legend in English and Hebrew, "1 Shot 2 Kills", get it?
The white shirt has a Palestinian child in cross hairs with the legend in Hebrew, "The Smaller, The Harder".
According to a soldier in the sniper squad that sports the shirst, the legend means, the smaller the child, the harder to kill, morally and as a smaller target.
There are a number of other designs such as an Israeli soldier blowing up a mosque with the legend, "Only God Forgives", a ninja figure with the legend, "Won't Chill Until I Confirm A Kill" and perhaps the most shocking, a weeping mother in the crosshairs of the rifle next to a dead baby with the legend, "Better Use Durex".
During the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip which left hundreds of children dead and thousands injured, it was revealed that the head rabbi of the Israeli army distributed a pamphlet to all sodiers which told them that they were fighting a holy war and that there was no mercy to be given to the enemy.
The atrocities of the attack have been well documented and the Israeli Armed Forces have been accused of grevious war crimes involving denying medical asssistance to dying civilians, moreover, the use of cluster bombs and white phosphorus on this confined civilian population has been confirmed.
During the early 1990's I sublet my apartment for a few months to an Israeli couple. I met them a few times before they moved in and I thought they were very nice until we spoke of Palestinians. The language used by these "nice people" to talk about Palestinians was dehumanizing in the extreme. They were filthy animals. They lived like pigs. They were subhuman and incapable of intelligent thought. All Palestinians to them were the enemy, a grotesque cariacature.
But isn't this the first step in eliminationist, extremist thought? You dehumanize the ones you want to eliminate. The American settlers habitually did it to the Native Americans, The English did it to the Irish for centuries.....The Germans did it to the Jews.
The Israelis have long embarked on an unspoken policy of eliminationism and it has become institutionalized in their society. They have convinced themselves that there is no other way and cowed us into acceptance. If you are a politician and speak out, expect the full weight of the pro Israeli lobby to be used against you. If you are a member of private organization or an individual guided by consience to protest, you will be a target.
The Israelis are going to destroy the Palestinians. They are going to eliminate the Gazans. You are going to read about it as it happens incrementally in little steps and big boot heels. You will see the pictures and reports on the internet and television news. It has been happening and the Israelis confidently believe that there isn't anything anyone can do to stop them.