By: Naveed Miraj
Yousaf al Salafi – allegedly the Pakistan commander of Islamic State (IS) or Daish – has confessed during investigations that he has been receiving funds through the United States.
Law enforcing agencies on January 22 claimed that they arrested al Salafi, along with his two companions, during a joint raid in Lahore. However, sources revealed that al Salafi was actually arrested sometimes in December last year and it was only disclosed on January 22.
“During the investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source privy to the investigations revealed to Daily Express on the condition of anonymity.
In 2011, for the first time ever in the history of the Occupation, IDF soldiers chose to reveal their identities to the public and provide testimony about their actions in the Occupied Territories. Immediately after the testimonies were published, the IDF spokesperson welcomed the move as an opportunity for the military to investigate our materials, but guess what was (never) done…
… Three years have passed and, to this day, no investigation has been opened regarding the cases described by Breaking the Silence members. None of the soldiers have been summoned or questioned about their actions.
Now we are publishing dozens of **new** video testimonies that depict the reality of military control over a civilian population, the reality of day-to-day human rights violations that we – as IDF soldiers – participated in and preserved. The Occupation turns all of us, every soldier, into a rotten apple. This is proven by the hundreds of soldier testimonies from dozens of military units serving all over the territories.
We know there will be no investigations opened this time either, because to investigate us is to investigate the system of occupation itself. Investigating one soldier or another will not transform the underlying policy requiring the systemic violation of human rights and rejection of Palestinian liberty into a moral one.
Watch the new video testimonies on our website: http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/testimonies/videos