When?When I was assigned to the front company.
Not while you were on the training track.No, on the track I was still somehow ethical.
Why did you head-butt them?Good question. Just people who annoyed me or when you get illegals (Palestinians without permits to be there).
With your helmet on?No, no, I didn't wear a helmet, I liked to feel it.
What was that about?Just because. For example, they tell you to detain someone who’s a Shabak (Israel Security Agency) detainee. You ask him what he's doing, he says "nothing" a few times, you slap him. There were things in the front company where the whole company is going about its business, and there was a checkpoint next to the company in Shavei Shomron (settlement). Here is a checkpoint and the company sits here, close by. The minute we heard there was an illegal at the checkpoint, the whole company was immediately at the checkpoint and everyone’s having a go at him, kicking, slapping, kneeing him.
Did they spit?No.
Why?I don't know. I never saw a soldier spit at an Arab, spitting is total humiliation, a person who has no dignity.
And kicking isn't humiliation? How did you guys think of the kicking and the slapping?As “okay”. There were some guys who were out of bounds and saw it as entertainment, and there were guys who thought they deserved it.