An Israeli activist has published a new video showing that Israeli soldiers are joyful over destroying Palestinian homes during the offensive against the Gaza Strip.
The video, posted on the internet on Thursday, showed that the Israeli soldiers were laughing and exclaiming as they witnessed a series of explosions destroying three Palestinian houses, Maan news agency reported.
After the first two houses were exploded, one of the Israeli soldiers was heard saying, according to the English subtitles, "It’s all documented. It’s all on camera. What about the third house? Give me the third house please [laughs]."
Following the third explosion, the same soldier is heard saying, "There’s nothing like this [laughs.] Bye, Gaza, bye. Wow, dude, what a thing!"
"How small are we. We’re so small compared to this," he says, as the camera pans around to show the soldiers lying on the ground as they witness the destruction.
Israeli activist Assaf Kintzer said that he obtained the video from a soldier who was deployed in Gaza during the attack.
The Israeli military launched a deadly assault on the beleaguered Gaza Strip at the turn of 2009, killing at least 1,400 Palestinians, most of them women and children.
The coastal enclave has been under Israeli siege since June 2007.