One in five self-described 'leftists' support the actions of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier on trial for shooting a disarmed Palestinian attacker in the head. Nearly half of Jewish Israelis support the extrajudicial killing of Palestinian attackers who no longer pose a threat, according to a poll released by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) on Wednesday. [tmwinpost] Forty-seven (47) percent of Jewish respondents said they agree that “any Palestinian who carries out an attack should be killed on the spot, even if he does not pose a threat.” In a poll from October 2015, 53 percent of Jewish respondents gave the same…Read More... | 8 Comments
A recent poll finds that Israelis Jews believe that Palestinians suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks should be killed on the spot, and that their family's home should be demolished. Over half of Jewish Israelis (53 percent) believe that a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack "should be killed on the spot, even if he has been apprehended and no longer poses a threat," a new survey shows. The poll, conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute at the end of October, quizzed Jewish Israelis and Palestinian citizens of Israel on their attitudes toward the current wave of violence sweeping…Read More...
From one fatal police shooting to the next, the Israeli legal system is becoming less and less relevant, and is losing its ability to fulfill its role. Yesterday I published John Brown's latest article on my Facebook wall. The article includes a video that clearly shows Fadi Alloun, the young Palestinian man from Issawiya, being shot and killed by police officers despite not posing a threat when shot. There is no question here of not knowing "what happened before" — even if Alloun did stab someone, the police could have subdued him and protected the passersby without killing him. Alloun,…Read More...
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