Israel treats Arab captives better: Al Jazeera journalist
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.