What is being said in this photograph
August 21, 2009 12:14 PM   Subscribe

Hebrewfilter. What does this text say or imply?
posted by fingerbang to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ruach means spirit.

(In Jewish day camp they used to make us cheer "We've Got Ruach, Yes We Do, We've Got Ruach, How 'Bout You")
posted by The Gooch at 12:23 PM on August 21, 2009

Best answer: It says 'ruach tzahal', which means the ethos/spirit of the Israeli Defense Forces. There are eleven rules that are part of the ruach tzahal:

  • Military action can only be taken against military targets.
  • The use of force must be proportional.
  • Soldiers may only use weaponry issued by the IDF.
  • Anyone who surrenders cannot be attacked.
  • Only those who are properly trained can interrogate prisoners.
  • Soldiers must accord dignity and respect to the Palestinian population and those arrested.
  • Soldiers must give appropriate medical care, when conditions allow, to oneself and one's enemy.
  • Pillaging is absolutely and totally illegal.
  • Soldiers must show proper respect for religious and cultural sites and artifacts.
  • Soldiers must protect international aid workers, including their property and vehicles.
  • Soldiers must report all violations of this code.

  • posted by yellowcandy at 12:25 PM on August 21, 2009

    Oh, and the Hebrew writing translates to Ruach Tzahal, which is "Spirit of the IDF" (Israel Defense Force)
    posted by The Gooch at 12:27 PM on August 21, 2009

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