Taking Part in Israel’s Genocide on Tourist VISA: US Citizen’s Military Involvement in Gaza

US citizen Sammy Ben took part in Israel's genocide in Gaza. (Photo: video grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Ben bragged on his Instagram stories about the destruction the Israeli army inflicted on residential areas of war-torn Gaza.

Sammy Ben, an American-Jewish citizen, admitted on a talk show that he served in the Israeli army after entering the occupied territories on a tourist visa. 

“I am not even an Israeli citizen, I was there on a tourist visa, and I was there on the seventh (of October – PC),” Benn said during an interview upon his return to the United States.

“Having had the training and volunteering for the army there in the past, they gave me the option to (..) do the reserves,” he added.

During his interview, Ben detailed his journey, stating that he had contacted a friend who was an officer in the Israeli army for assistance. 

Upon his friend’s recommendation, Ben visited an Israeli military base in the occupied West Bank before eventually entering Gaza.

“About a month and a half in, I started reaching out to my officers and said: ‘Look, I gotta get out of here, I want to get to Gaza,” he said, laughing.

“I actually found a high-up officer there who pulled me into Gaza. (..) I ended up being in Gaza for two months,” Ben continued.

A thorough investigation by Al-Jazeera revealed Ben’s social media accounts, including his Instagram profile, where he documented his travels to Israel, his entry into Gaza, and his participation in combat alongside Israeli occupation forces. 

Ben also bragged on his Instagram stories about the destruction the Israeli army inflicted on residential areas of war-torn Gaza.

On his social media accounts, Ben regularly documented his mistreatment and humiliation of Paelstinians in the occupied West Bank. 

According to Quds News Network, Ben filmed himself in an Instagram story while “throwing grenades into Palestinian water wells in Gaza, employing a well-known Zionist tactic aimed at poisoning Palestinian water sources.”

Ben’s involvement in Israeli military operations against Gaza residents sparked outrage on social media platforms, with many questioning the consequences of his actions, including civilian casualties and property destruction. 

Some called for Ben and others like him to be prosecuted in international war crimes courts.

Many also criticized the US government for not taking legal action against citizens participating in the Israeli genocidal war, while cracking down on anti-war protests among university students.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. Scumb bags.no better than the filthy acts they carry out. Low intelligence level fed by arrogance and bully mentality. No reason to expect more from they filthy that takes joy in hurting others. At least they are such idiots and such low intelligence they film themselves! Look forward to seeing their names added to the list for international arrest warrants. Scumb will sink like it has to the level of filth they like to display..we see who you are ..you showed us yourselves…sick..I hope they get what they derverve..I’m certain they will…

  2. There is a set of laws specifically designed for this sort of thing. They’ve been previously applied to British, Australian citizens, etc, going overseas to join ISIS, but I see no reason why they should not be applied to people like this Sammy Ben.

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