Is­rael treats Arab cap­tives bet­ter: Al Jazeera jour­nal­ist

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A PIC­TURE posted on Face­book by an Arab jour­nal­ist com­par­ing the con­di­tion of pris­on­ers held in Syria with those jailed in Is­rael has sparked a wave of praise for the Jewish state from the Mus­lim world.

Al-Jazeera jour­nal­ist Faisal alQassem posted a split-screen im­age of an ema­ci­ated Syr­ian in an As­sadregime prison next to a pic­ture of plump ter­ror­ist Samir Kun­tar leav­ing an Is­raeli jail in 2008 ( right).

Mr Al-Qassem wrote: “Samir Kun­tar left an Is­raeli prison with a beer belly and a doc­tor­ate. At the other ex­treme, this is how Syr­i­ans leave As­sad’s pris­ons.” The post was shared over 20,000 times and prompted pro-Is­rael com­ments. “We are taught that Is­raeli pris­ons are the worst in the world but in fact we know that the Is­raelis are more mer­ci­ful than all of the Arabs,” wrote one Face­book user in Ara­bic. “Some say that the Zion­ists are our big­gest enemy, dogs and mur­der­ers. But Mus­lims kill more Mus­lims than the Zion­ists,” wrote an­other.

Hizbol­lah-linked Kun­tar was killed in an al­leged Is­raeli strike two weeks ago.

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