The Arab-Muslim IDF Soldier With The ‘Long Live Israel’ Tattoo
Samal Ziyad (not his actual name) has a tattoo on his arm. It says ‘Long live the State of Israel’. Ziyad, who serves with the IDF’s Bedouin Trackers Unit, is an Arab and a Muslim. He is also a proud Israeli.
He tells Ynet:
“Since I was little my father has encouraged me to serve in the army and he taught me that Israel is our country too. There were always Israeli flags at home hanging so they face outside and pictures of Israeli leaders were always up on the walls.”
Guardian and BBC readers, this is your nightmare.