This is a fuller video than the short, shocking video we posted last night depicting the killing of Bassem Ibrahim Abu Ramah yesterday at the weekly protest of the confiscatory wall in the West Bank village of Bil'in. The video shows plainly that the demonstrators were not violent. Here is a rough translation of the words on the video, supplied by an anonymous friend:
present and they are asking them not to shoot. Bassem is shouting "listen, wait a minute, wait a minute" before he falls to the ground.
The soldiers then fire another round of tear gas as the demonstrators
yell that he is injured and needs an ambulance.
the longer video, as [Mohammed] Khatib is arguing with the soldier, I
can't make out all of it because they're talking over each other, but
you can clearly hear the soldier say, "do you want more gas?" They can see someone is on the ground and bleeding and
because they know it's a Palestinian, they don't care.
the soldier is telling Khatib "Are you going to shut up?" as Khatib
pleads with him to stop shooting. The Israeli who's next to Bassem
right after the shooting is just saying, there's an injured man, bring
an ambulance quickly. He asks Bassem where he was hit. The
demonstrators also repeat throughout, this is a non-violent
demonstration. The soldiers merely respond with teargas.