Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Haaretz: In Israel, the life of a Palestinian is cheap

When it comes to shooting a Palestinian, pulling the trigger does not come with a real fear of having to answer to the law.

Haaretz Editorial, Dec 13, 2011

The pictures from Friday’s events in Nabi Saleh are hard to swallow: An Israel Defense Forces soldier opens the back door of an armored military jeep and, from a distance of just a few meters, fires a tear-gas canister directly at a young man who is throwing stones. After the canister is fired, the jeep continues on its way without stopping.
A photographer on the scene relates that the young man “fell to the ground, remained conscious for a few seconds, and then began bleeding profusely from the region of his eye.” He was subsequently evacuated for treatment at Beilinson Hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator. On Saturday, he died from his wounds.

Nabi Saleh funeral Dec. 11, 2011 (AFP) Mourners carry the body of Palestinian activist Mustafa Tamimi during his funeral in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on December 11, 2011.
Photo by: AFP

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