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.
|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|