The IDF Spokesperson and Israeli media outlets said that a young Palestinian man from the village of Budrus was shot while trying to snatch a soldier’s weapon. An eye witness, photographs and the autopsy tell a different story — that he was shot in the back, from some distance. By John Brown* Soldiers from the Israeli Border Police and the IDF's Home Front Command shot and killed 22-year-old Yousef Awad in the West Bank village of Budrus last Friday. "During a violent and illegal riot in the village Budrus, in which approximately 80 Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails toward…Read More...
Army claims the teen was attempting to damage the separation barrier; his family says he was foraging for plants. Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian suspected of vandalism in the southern West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli and Palestinian media reported. The Israeli military spokesperson said the young man was attempting to damage the separation barrier, Ynet reported. His family asserted `he was picking plants for cooking, according to Ma'an. The army claimed it first shot in the air and then at the young man's lower extremities. Nevertheless, this is a case of soldiers using lethal force on a…Read More... | 27 Comments
Firing live ammunition at civilians is a crime, more so when minors are involved. Such an incident should not end with a disciplinary procedure but with a criminal investigation. That is not what happened. By Yesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz At the end of last July, J., a boy from the village of Silwad, set out with his brother and two other boys to visit family friends in the western side of Silwad, a distance of about one kilometer from his house. One of the boys was asked to deliver a bundle of clothes to the family. They reached…Read More... | 8 Comments
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