Skip to comments.Settlers filmed shooting at Palestinian protesters‎ (BBC publishing B'Tselem lies as truth)
Posted on 05/22/2012 2:41:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
An Israeli human rights group has released a video that appears to show Israeli soldiers standing by while Jewish settlers open fire on stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in the West Bank, wounding one of them, reports the BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes.
It is the sort of incident that we often hear about, but almost never get to see. This time, thanks to B'Tselem, we have graphic video evidence of what happened.
The picture the videos paint is disturbing. It appears to show Jewish settler youths attacking a Palestinian village; later heavily armed Jewish settlers shooting at, and wounding, a Palestinian man, and most disturbing of all, Israeli soldiers standing by and doing nothing to prevent the shooting.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon just outside the Palestinian village of Asira al-Qubliya.
In the first video a large number of young men from the nearby Jewish settlement of Yitzhar can be seen descending a mountainside towards the Palestinian village. The young settlers can be distinguished by the white cloths wound tightly around their heads.
As the settlers approach the village, young Palestinian men from Asira al-Qubliya can be seen coming out to confront them.
One Palestinian man runs towards them up the hill. He throws a rock at the approaching men, who reply in kind.
One important detail is that, at this stage, there is no sign of any burning fields.
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It’s actually impossible to observe a “Palestinian” running up a hill because there is no such thing as a “Palestinian.”
“”During the confrontation, live fire was used,” it said. “The incident is currently being investigated by the division commander. It appears that the video in question does not reflect the incident in its entirety.”
So I’m curious to see the rest.
Can we send them more ammo???
If not, may I request that Mr. Netenyahu nuke Gaza?
Update: Arabs Set Fire near Yitzhar, One Arab Shot
Further update: Yitzhar: B’tselem Edited Out Arab’s Knife
“Israeli soldiers standing by while Jewish settlers open fire on stone-throwing Palestinian protesters”
Why is stone throwing treated as an acceptable attack?
I just returned Friday and had resolved to return fire with stones, if attacked.
(Since there have been recent attacks on visitors)
(This old outfielder can still throw heat)