Israeli army kills 14-year old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship

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A Palestinian teen with U.S. citizenship was killed today by the Israeli army at a demonstration in the West Bank town of Silwad, near Ramallah. Fourteen-year old Orwah Hammad was shot with a live bullet that entered his neck and exited through his head, according to Ramallah hospital staff. He died while being treated at Ramallah hospital around 6 p.m. this evening, Jerusalem time.

The killing comes eight days after Israeli soldiers killed a 13-year-old boy during a raid on a West Bank village.


Hammad’s father, Abdulwahhab Hammad, lives in Louisiana and was informed of his son’s killing via telephone. His mother, Ikhlas Hammad, is in Jordan visiting relatives, but is said to be traveling back to the West Bank this evening.

“The Israeli soldier shot directly at the child,” said mayor of Silwad Abu Salah. “His father wanted his children to live here, not in America,” he continued.

orwa.2The slain youth’s remains will be held in the morgue of Ramallah hospital until Sunday, when his father is due to arrive. A funeral will be held the same day with a procession in Ramallah, and a burial in the family’s home village of Silwad.

Hammad was shot while taking part in a weekly Friday protest against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. Witnesses said Hammad was stone throwing when he was struck.

“Orwah is the tenth Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces with live ammunition in the occupied West Bank in 2014,” said Brad Parker, attorney and international advocacy officer at Defense for Children International-Palestine. “Impunity is the norm for Israeli soldiers that commit violence against children as they consistently violate their own live-fire regulations and know that they will not be held accountable for their actions no matter what the result. There is no justice or accountability for child victims.”

Update: Here is the State Department statement from Jen Psaki today:  “Death of US minor in Silwad.”

The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24.  Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem are in contact with the family and are providing all appropriate consular assistance. We call for a speedy and transparent investigation, and will remain closely engaged with the local authorities, who have the lead on this investigation.  We continue to urge all parties to help restore calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of the tragic recent incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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  1. oldgeezer
    October 24, 2014, 4:57 pm

    No doubt the state department will term it regrettable, say they expect the GoI to undertake a complete and full investigation. And then forget about it.

    One could hope they finally do the right thing. I kept hearing all they have to do is stop firing rockets and we’ll stop killing their children.

    • ckg
      October 25, 2014, 7:50 am

      Poor Jen Psaki. She probably had to stay til 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon so she should put out a release:

      The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24. Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem are in contact with the family and are providing all appropriate consular assistance. We call for a speedy and transparent investigation, and will remain closely engaged with the local authorities, who have the lead on this investigation. We continue to urge all parties to help restore calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of the tragic recent incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

      But that will be the end of it.

      • just
        October 25, 2014, 11:07 am

        “We call for a speedy and transparent investigation, and will remain closely engaged with the local authorities, who have the lead on this investigation.”

        SOS. We are complicit. “The local authorities” are the murderers.

        Our State Dept and ambassador lets Palestinians languish in prison or get murdered without so much as a visit…

      • Kay24
        October 25, 2014, 12:43 pm

        Yet another sham of an investigation, yet another American kid killed by one of the most brutal armed forces (armed with OUR weapons) and yet another show of indifference by the Congress, the White House, and all other puppets of Israel. At this point it really does not matter who the kid is, the US simply ignores ALL crimes by Israel, and allows it to get away scot free. Whether it is the occupation, the blatant illegal settlements, the massacre in Gaza, or kids being killed by Israeli terrorists in uniform, they are always given a free pass. It does say a lot about the world greatest superpower.

      • ckg
        October 25, 2014, 3:34 pm

        Poor Jen must have been in a rush to leave the office on Friday and forgot to proofread her statement. The “local authorities” in Area A, including Silwad, are Palestinian. I doubt she wants them to lead the investigation.

    • ckg
      October 25, 2014, 10:08 am

      And Jen was likely thinking, “It’s a good thing Matt didn’t find out about this until the afternoon briefing was done.”

      • just
        October 25, 2014, 11:12 am

        Of course she was!

    • Accentitude
      October 26, 2014, 3:34 am

      Rest assured that rockets were not fired from Silwad. I drive past Silwad everyday. It’s exactly opposite the back end of the Ofer Settlement and a military post is stationed conveniently in Silwad right on the main road between Silwad and Ein Yabrud. There is massive construction going on in that section of Ofer and you can clearly see it when you drive past b/c there’s only a low concrete wall and a metal gate, both of which do nothing to hide the bulldozers that are confiscating Silwad’s land and erecting new settlement homes.

      The people of Silwad have been protesting blatant land theft for years. One can only hope that the State Department not only condemns the killing but also the reason for the protest and the violent reaction towards it; namely: The on-going Occupation. Of course, I’m not holding my breath.

    • genesto
      May 19, 2015, 11:56 am

      This family will receive the same ‘justice’ as did the Corries, the Doghans, the Andersens and all the other families of US citizens murdered or maimed by ‘the most moral army in the world’. Until there is an outcry loud enough for our criminally complicit government to hear, nothing, unfortunately, will ever happen!

  2. Citizen
    October 24, 2014, 5:55 pm

    “Israeli army kills 14-year old Palestinian American ” http://mondoweiss.net/2014/10/israeli-palestinian-citizenship#sthash.kPTZkj33.dpuf

    Why, it’s just all over then breaking news!

  3. Horizontal
    October 24, 2014, 7:11 pm

    Israel is the only country on earth that can kill an American citizen and suffer zero consequences. We saw it with Rachel Corrie, with the Freedom Flotilla, and now this.

    Besides being a personal tragedy — which it definitely is — it’s a tragedy for our entire country to be in bed with these monstrous, uncivilized thugs.

    Israel has no friends; only partners in crime and those who prefer to look the other way.

    • Laurent Weppe
      October 24, 2014, 8:26 pm

      That’s not entirely true: the US can also kill american citizens with little to no consequences

      • Annie Robbins
        October 24, 2014, 9:21 pm

        13/14 year olds, with no repercussions? source please.

      • Blownaway
        October 24, 2014, 11:02 pm

        Al a walkies son was droned at 16 Annie but I think the post was supposed to be more ironic. He’s Arab in their mind he will never be anAmerican. I’m a Christian Palestinian and am tolerated..,barely

      • Horizontal
        October 25, 2014, 12:43 am

        13/14 year olds, with no repercussions? source please.

        Annie, I said no consequences, not repercussions, and by that I meant no change in our policy regarding Israel, no breaking of diplomatic relations, no change in our “special relationship,” ad nauseam . . .

        I don’t have a source for you. I based my post on what I recall from the cases that I listed. If you can find some way that this outrage effects US policy toward Israel, believe me, I’d love to see it.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 25, 2014, 3:36 am

        i was not addressing you horizontal, i was addressing Laurent Weppe’s remark “US can also kill american citizens with little to no consequences”.

      • Laurent Weppe
        October 25, 2014, 5:52 am

        Al a walkies son was droned at 16 Annie but I think the post was supposed to be more ironic

        Forgive my pedantry, but my post wasn’t ironic, it was sarcastic: irony depicts a situation, sarcasm is a figure of style.

        Also, to be perfectly frank, while Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki’s death crossed my mind, I was mostly thinking about recent “in house” events like the shootings of Micheal Brown and Trayvon Martin: they were slightly older, sure, but they were both teenagers, and in one case the killer was not even an uniformed officer representing the state but a paranoid wanabe cop who acted against the authorities’ instructions yet got away with it thanks to a very generous interpretation of self-defense laws.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 25, 2014, 7:59 am

        in one case the killer was not even an uniformed officer representing the state

        he was a civilian, so it’s not applicable.

        re mike brown, it remains to be seen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown

        The FBI is investigating whether Wilson violated Brown’s civil rights. The Department of Justice is reviewing Ferguson Police Department’s internal investigations of use of force during the last four years.

    • seafoid
      October 24, 2014, 9:16 pm

      It’s interesting how the media spin American deaths. Say the Dept of Defense wanted a war in the Middle East for oil and an American was murdered . It would be all over Fox

      http://video.foxnews.com/v/3763956446001/video-appears-to-show-beheading-of-steven-sotloff-by-isis/

      But say it’s an ally of the US that does the killing

      Fox won’t say anything.

      It seems to depend on how the American is killed and whether or not the killing is videoed

      • Blownaway
        October 24, 2014, 11:08 pm

        It’s not how the American was killed it’s what ethnicity that matters. Arabs Turks no problem Israeli ? Problem. Pretty simple

      • Horizontal
        October 25, 2014, 10:29 am

        The double standard is beyond evident.

        If any other country snatched half our congress every summer for an all expenses paid indoctrination trip to their country and that same country then received billions of dollars and wall to wall political cover for their many crimes, I believe an alarm bell would sound from somewhere besides the progressive fringes.

        If any other country was repeatedly caught spying on us, and yet was uniformly praised as being our closest ally, I believe there would be widespread questioning of our nation’s sanity, particularly from the right.

        To the case at hand, the difference in media coverage regarding the race of the victim of violence is different for whites and blacks right in this country, so why should these prejudices change when dealing with Israel?

        When the proportion of African American missing children cases covered in the news (19.5%) was compared to the actual proportion of reported incidents in the FBI data-set (33.2%), African American missing children cases were significantly underrepresented in television news.

        academia.edu

    • lonely rico
      October 24, 2014, 10:32 pm

      Israel is the only country on earth that can kill an American citizen and suffer zero consequences. We saw it with Rachel Corrie, with the Freedom Flotilla
      . . . with the USS Liberty !
      And then this, another child sacrificed on the alter of religious nationalism.

    • chet
      October 25, 2014, 3:04 pm

      “Israel is the only country on earth that can kill an American citizen and suffer zero consequences.”

      USS Liberty

    • Accentitude
      October 26, 2014, 3:36 am

      Israel also killed some of America’s finest sailors and seamen when they launched an attack on the U.S.S. Liberty. THose are some mighty find friends the U.S. has; we should all be lucky to have such a “special relationship” with murderers like that.

    • saracen
      October 26, 2014, 10:02 pm

      American tax payers should read the write up :
      The Staggering Cost of Israel to Americans
      http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost.html

  4. American
    October 24, 2014, 8:20 pm

    I keep trying not to read these killing stories because I get too mad and my evil wolf side jumps out…but how much longer can the casual killing go on?
    We all say something must be done but nothing is ever r.e.a.l.l.y done to stop Israel.
    Whats the answer?

    • jd65
      October 24, 2014, 11:54 pm

      American: You’ve reached into my mind and written down my thought.

      You’ve also written the only two questions which still need answers (most other important questions have been answered by people like Ilan Pappe, David Hirst, Jonathan Cook, Nur Masalha, Edward Said, Michel Warschawski, Chomsky, Abunimah, Deek, etc…):

      1) How much longer? 2) What’s the answer?

      Many say the answer to your first question would be something like, “Not much longer now.” Witness the article just posted here today @ Mondo on Chomsky (I no longer need police, pro-Palestinian sentiment is spreading through the youth, etc…). I’ve heard optimistic talk like that since I started studying the conflict 15 years ago. Yet from what I can surmise (and I’ll admit I’m no expert…), things have gotten nothing but worse on the actual ground for Palestinian Land, it’s non-Jewish population, or its diaspora refugees. Part of me agrees w/ the optimistic sentiment and, yes, I can feel it here when I go to talks, read articles, etc… It just doesn’t seem to help kids from getting shot and killed by the IDF for fucking throwing a stone, or from children getting bombed and killed for playing on the beach. And it doesn’t seem to help non-Jewish people in Palestine get equal rights in their lives. How much longer? Hell if I know… Too fucking long.

      And my suggestion of the only real answer to your 2nd question: What’s the answer? I can’t print it.

      • American
        October 25, 2014, 8:54 am

        @jd65

        When I first discovered 12 years ago what was going re the US-Israel and I/P I was shocked to the core. I never had any illusions about politicians but discovering that the I/P conflict exist and has been allowed to go for 65 years because our so called representatives of the people take US Zionist blood money in exchange for letting their ‘homeland’ literally steal and kill at will it violating all International Law set me aflame.
        At first I thought this can’t last but I underestimated the extent of the Zionist corruption in the US, in our government and media.

        The actual answer is to shut Israel down totally—full sanctions, no aid, no loans, no trade–nothing.
        If that doesn’t work then use US and other joint military force to remove all illegal settlements and transfer all illegal settlers to Israel proper, which would be the original boundaries set out in UN Res 181.
        And if Israel resist this and wants to fight the US military let them.
        They put a plane in the air to bomb anything or anyone, shoot it down.
        They threaten to use their nukes and their idiotic Sampson Option then blow up their nuke facilities.
        IMO that is the only way now left to deal with Israel, its a full blown psychopathic state and its not going to be reasoned with or talked down. And as you say its only going to get worse.

        How to get the US government to take that position re Israel is another question.

      • seafoid
        October 26, 2014, 12:20 am

        “When I first discovered 12 years ago what was going re the US-Israel and I/P I was shocked to the core. ”

        I had a similar awakening. I couldn’t believe how the media reported the story and it started me thinking that other issues were probably no different.

      • NickJOCW
        October 26, 2014, 9:04 am

        @American, The solution must be found by legal means, supported by BDS, and global public pressure on democratically elected legislators. Resorting to guns and bombs would be disastrous. Our world needs urgently to find some way to deal with global crises and enforce moral norms, and it may be the resolution of this particular situation will provide the model. But it has to work, it cannot afford to fail. Each one of these actions, particularly when the victims are children, strengthens opposition to Israel’s occupation among the ideologically minded, and they are covered much more widely than Americans may realize, even the Chinese media covers some, albeit in a dispassionate manner. The galvanizing of international support, however, has at all costs to avoid the issue becoming militarized or one in which Israel can be interpreted by some as acting against Muslim terrorism. There are nations with substantial Muslim populations who are quite capable of seeing it that way. This, I believe, is why Hamas and others should be very quiet and let the Abbas’ approach to the UN, and the BDS movement play through. The first is a purely legal path, while the other is moral and ideological; and neither has anything to do with terrorism, ethnicity or religion. And that’s the way it should be.

      • viiit
        August 4, 2015, 5:31 am

        Sorry to tell you. But you cannot get a real answer.
        The reason is that Mondoweiss censures anything that is contrary to their world view.
        Thus a “groupthink” is created.

        It is instructive to look up the term “groupthink”. IT was coined when President Kennedy ordered invasion of the Bay of Pigs and failed miserably.
        When the causes of failure were analyzed, they finally understood what went wrong:
        Everybody with dissenting opinions was silenced and excluded from the planing, and from general discussion.

        This is the case with the Mondoweiss, too.
        It is also instructive to observe how the opposing opinions are shut off:
        Not by a presenting solid evidence, nor by pointing out flaws in the logic, but by personal attacks on the person holding dissenting opinions.
        Such person is labeled as “racist”, “fascist”, “Republican”, “Islamophobe”, “White Supremacist”, etc. etc. Such individual is told that he/she can go to the main stream media which supposedly is all Republican, Zionist and reactionary, and leave Mondow
        deemed unfit for discussion, end promptly banned from Mondoweiss…

        This is exactly like trying to discuss The Theory of Evolution with the fanatical Christians.

        In short:
        Progressivism is a religion. It is based in emotions rather then in reason. Logical arguments do not have the power to penetrate religious minds.

      • eljay
        August 4, 2015, 7:43 am

        || viiit @ August 4, 2015, 5:31 am ||

        That’s an amusing post. But the fact that you intentionally ignore the wealth of solid evidence and debunking of Zio-supremacist “logic” available on MW merely underscores your devotion to Zio-supremacist “groupthink”.

        Better luck next time / next username. :-)

    • Citizen
      October 25, 2014, 7:38 am

      Nothing will be done of any significance until the US finds itself in a war with Iran, or directly, with Syria’s Assad regime. Likely the two will be connected clearly. At that juncture in time, US government will not be able to keep the average American from looking at the government’s propaganda with nearly the same eye he/she does lunch pail issues.

      • Walid
        October 25, 2014, 12:13 pm

        “Nothing will be done of any significance until the US finds itself in a war with Iran, or directly, with Syria’s Assad regime”

        This war is not about to happen any time soon, Russia is riding shotgun for Iran and Syria and not just at the UNSC. Last month Russia served notice on the US to keep away from Assad; from WND site:

        “RUSSIA THREATENS TO RETALIATE AGAINST U.S. MILITARY
        Warns airspace over Syria under protection of Moscow
        Published: 09/28/2014 at 7:10 PM

        TEL AVIV – Russia has delivered a behind-the-scenes threat to retaliate if airstrikes carried out by the U.S. or its allies target the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Middle Eastern security officials told WND.

        The security officials said Russia complained Sunday in quiet talks with United Nations representatives that the Obama administration’s current aerial campaign against Islamic State fighters in Syria is a violation of international agreements regarding control of Syrian airspace.

        The officials said Russia warned it could potentially retaliate if U.S. or Arab airstrikes go beyond targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and instead bomb any Syrian regime targets.

        The officials told WND they do not have any information about the seriousness of the Russian threat or whether Moscow meant it would retaliate directly or aid Assad’s air force in a military response.

        The officials said Russian diplomats asserted terms regarding Syrian airspace were agreed upon last September as part of a sweeping deal to disarm Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons by the middle of 2014.

        At the time, the international community feared Assad could target chemical weapons inspectors acting in Syria. That fear in part lead to a deal in which Moscow says it was provided with significant responsibility over the skies of Syria, purportedly to insure against Assad’s air force acting against the international disarmament effort.

        The officials further said that both the Russia and Iranian militaries are on heightened alert amid the ongoing situation in Syria…”

        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/russia-threatens-to-retaliate-against-u-s-military/#pII1AwVpXQ6BZ7lD.99

      • American
        October 26, 2014, 1:08 pm

        NickJOCW
        October 26, 2014, 9:04 am

        @American, The solution must be found by legal means, supported by BDS, and global public pressure on democratically elected legislators. Resorting to guns and bombs would be disastrous.>>>>>>

        Yea I am told that every time I suggest that if all else fails the military solution is all that is left.

        I am all for BDS but the fact is it hasn’t stopped Israeli killing.

        I often have this argument with those who tell me violence is abhorrent and shouldnt be used no matter what—–and they tell me this —–as they watch Israel slaughter 500 children in the 2000 killed or maimed n Gaza for the umpteenth time .

        Their idea of ‘morality’ evidently is to maintain the moral high ground until Israel has killed as many Palestines as it considers necessary.

        I am also for the legal route— but there again the ‘fact is’ the law has failed because the US blocks it—and the killing and stealing continues unabated.

        Is there a time table or estimate for when BDS and and global public pressure will actually hit US politicians to end support of Israel?
        Will it be 2 or 3 more Gaza’s from now? 2000 or 5000 more dead Palestine from now? 30 billion more US tax dollars to Israel from now?
        The future dead of Palestine— awaiting the next Isr assault or random bullet in the head by the IDF for throwing stones would like to know.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 26, 2014, 1:53 pm

        american, i too think military intervention should be avoided at all cost. but it’s hypocritical to hold israel to a different standard than any other country, including iran. if we’re willing to threaten iran militarily over their nuclear program (not even a weapons program unlike israel!) and weapons inspections, it’s hypocritical not to do the same for any country including israel. same goes for threatening to invade syria for use of chemical weapons on civilians and not threaten israel over their use of them on the population of gaza (while we sell them to israel!).

        we should impose strong sanctions on israel for the continued occupation and settlement building/theft of land and back that up with a threat of force if they do not comply by a given date. make a ‘red line’ to coin netanyahu’s term. be decisive and move this situation down the road. israel would comply in no time to a threat of force by the US military. this could have been a done deal decades ago.

      • American
        October 26, 2014, 1:34 pm

        One additional comment also to those who say BDS is the only way to end I/P and US political support for Israel.

        No it isnt. And it certainly isnt the fastest way to end it.

        The WH bully pulpit is……..just as Reagan and Bush I used it against the lobby before. Obama doesn’t have the balls for whatever reason to use it however. I suspect that is because he (mistakenly) has no faith in Americans + I think the fact that he is black and the GOP neos use their base’s bigotry to attack him also undermines his confidence in how that element would react.

        link to cmep.org

        ” Reagan also resented the lobbying by Israel and its supporters against the sale of AWACS spy planes to Saudi Arabia in 1981. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, outraged that Reagan was reneging on a campaign promise so soon after his election, got the House of Representatives to oppose the sale.

        When the battle went to the Senate, Reagan, eager for a triumph with an irascible Congress, played hardball. He and his aides raised the specter of dual loyalty charges.

        “The administration was out there saying ‘Reagan or Begin,'” recalled Ira Forman, then a political director for AIPAC and now the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

        Begin’s opposition to the sale especially peeved Reagan, and on Oct. 1 of that year, Reagan famously said “It is not the business of other nations to make American foreign policy.”

        That set off a wave of anti-Semitic hate mail to senators. The AWACS sale triumphed in the Senate, and the apparent succumbing to warnings about excessive Jewish influence was a shock for a pro-Israel community that had been confident in its influence since the Yom Kipper war.”>>>>>>

      • NickJOCW
        October 26, 2014, 4:14 pm

        Annie and American, A military solution is certainly the quickest way to respond but it is not going to happen. It’s fine to dream about it but it’s like dreaming of a lottery win. It is unfortunate but the only way out of this grotesque and horrifying mess is step by careful step. No Western power is going to start bombing Israel. Abbas has, I understand, seven of the nine votes needed to put his pitch to the Security Council. When he has two more he will do it. A veto would look very bad for the US. The US is powerful but this situation is a festering PR wound and undermining US standing more or less everywhere. You cannot imagine Obama is happy with the situation and not intent on solving it. Americans can help by lobbying their representatives either to end the subsidies to Israel or subject them to detailed public scrutiny. This is not a problem liberal Jews can solve alone. Who knows how long it will take or how many more will be martyred before it is solved, but I would guess quite a while and quite a few. Israel has to be persuaded to withdraw from all the occupied territories. This demands two prongs, Law and BDS. US support for Israel is not ideological, ideology doesn’t come into US foreign policy. Once some other means (Iran?) of securing US influence in the ME is in place support for Israel will retreat like an ebbing tide.

    • Horizontal
      October 25, 2014, 11:03 am

      American ~

      Sometimes the Eagle of Justice can be mistaken for the Evil Wolf.

  5. Blownaway
    October 24, 2014, 11:13 pm

    Why are children throwing rocks confronted by the military? Why isn’t this a police matter, not that the outcome will be much different

    • Horizontal
      October 25, 2014, 12:36 am

      Why are children throwing rocks confronted by the military? Why isn’t this a police matter, not that the outcome will be much different.

      Have you seen our police lately? I’m not sure it’s much different in Israel.

      • Kay24
        October 25, 2014, 3:50 am

        Some of our law enforcement officers have been trained in Israel. That should explain some of that attitude and meanness.

        As usual our leaders just shrug their shoulders and ignore this brutal murder. They are dutifully showing loyalty to israel not to their constituents. Rachel Corrie’s murder is yet another example of how our leaders handle any crime by Israel. It is always the fault of their own citizens not Israel.

      • bilal a
        October 25, 2014, 7:06 am

        Israel would not exist without the founding support of arms, money, and propaganda that flowed from the American diaspora community (primarily) , and this same community has come to dominate the same industrial functions in the USA. The heads of the two snakes are joined, siamese twins, and the greater secular liberal populations of both countries share a violent hatred for the foreign other, whhile significant portions of both countries have an organized religious community seeking a messianic apocolypse, usually involving weapons of mass destruction- a samson option . The european allies seem to go along with the agenda quite agreeably.

        Its unfair to single out the sicness of Israeli society– Israel is just the point of the spear.

        Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky

    • Kay24
      October 25, 2014, 1:02 pm

      Blownaway, all Palestinian kids are confronted and dealt with by the brutal IDF. Remember the two Palestinian kids who were killed during the Nakba anniversary? They were shot by what seemed to be snipers among the military troops. The poor Palestinians are no match for the IDF and their deadly weapons, and there is a huge discrepancy in the way illegal settlers who act like terrorists are handled, and the way the occupied Palestinians are treated. The Palestinians are killed like flies, the settlers hardly a scratch, and get away even with murder.

  6. jon s
    October 25, 2014, 3:09 am

    Just a few days ago a 3-month old Jewish baby -also an American citizen- was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist.
    Doesn’t Haya Zissel Braun deserve a headline?
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4583450,00.html

    • Annie Robbins
      October 25, 2014, 3:41 am

      you’re on the wrong thread: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/10/netanyahu-jerusalem-attacker

      three-month old Chaya Zissel Braun

      why aren’t you complaining about little Einas Khalil not getting her own headline? or whining her killer got ignore by mondoweiss? you can be certain of one thing, unlike braun’s killer, he won’t be gunned down by israeli police, the family of the settler who killed einas will not be hauled in for questioning nor will their home be demolished. it’s apartheid after all.

      • ckg
        October 25, 2014, 8:13 am

        Annie–just how did you embed a tweet in a comment?

    • bryan
      October 25, 2014, 3:44 am

      Surely, jon s, you hold a government of a civilised, wealthy, powerful western state, expecially one which is the major recipient of US finance, military technology and diplomatic support, to a different standard than that which you apply to a violent individual criminal? American citizens should have some leverage over the state of Israel whereas they have very little influence over individual “terrorists”. You might also reflect that a brutal and enduring occupation motivates acts of revenge which no one condones but can easily be understood. Surely morality is a little bit more complex than an eye for an eye?

    • seafoid
      October 25, 2014, 3:52 am

      Whataboutery won’t solve anything. The enemy is not Gaza. It’s the system that indoctrinates jews to run the occupation, the one that runs the wars and denies everyone their shared humanity.

    • Horizontal
      October 25, 2014, 10:37 am

      jon s ~

      Annie answered you quite well.

      My comment: I don’t believe the occupier gets to play the “what about this” game.

    • pjdude
      October 25, 2014, 12:45 pm

      she had plenty it was plastered all over yahoo. and not everytime a palestinian kills an Israeli is terrorism. terrorism is not about killing that is an Israel and and american lie. it about fear. a palestinian losing over the crimes you and yours commit against them on a daily basis and killing some is sad, morally bankrupt, and wrong but terrorism it is not. terrorism rerquires the use of fear to coerce. you know like Israel’s war crimes. but than again you jews in your stolen houses on stolen propertry are as pure as angels right? before you show your own biased bigfptry you and yours need to start taking someresposibility for your own actions. they have consequences. eventual you all will have to grow up.

    • mnbeshara
      October 25, 2014, 7:48 pm

      Really? It is always a tit for tat. The reality is this…….we Palestinians are under occupation. It is our right to resist and to shake off our oppressor. If Israel and it’s citizens do not want random acts of violence to punctuate their lives–then they need to look hard in the mirror and realize they have brought it upon themselves. There is death and destruction on both sides, but only one is the aggressor and it is not these Palestinian children.

    • tree
      October 25, 2014, 11:07 pm

      Jon,

      Have you seen a headline in Israel over the death of 5 year old Inas Khalil? Do you know about these instances? Or do you only care about Israeli Jews getting killed? The incident that killed the Jewish baby has been plastered all over the news.

      On Sunday, a man reportedly from the Jewish-only settlement of Yitzhar ran over Palestinian schoolchildren as they made their way towards their mothers after exiting a school bus in the West Bank town of Sinjil.

      Five-year-old Inas Khalil died of her wounds shortly thereafter and another girl, also hit, was left in critical condition.

      Instead of stopping to check on the children or calling for help, the man kept driving until he reached a nearby Jewish settlement, at which point he says he called the police.

      Residents accused the settler of ramming the children deliberately, but Israeli police ruled the hit-and-run an accident, siding with the settler, who claims he fled out of fear of being hurt by the Palestinian crowd which gathered around the girls he maimed.

      Raed al-Jabari, a 35-year-old Palestinian father and husband, was not so lucky when he hit Israeli settlers with his car in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in late July. Al-Jabari insisted it was an accident and turned himself in to the police, reported Ma’an News Agency. But unlike the settler who killed Inas Khalil, al-Jabari was jailed for two months and ultimately died under suspicious circumstances.

      Israeli authorities claim al-Jabari hanged himself in the bathroom at Israel’s Eshel prison, but the autopsy suggests the man was tortured to death, according to Palestinian officials. Either way, the disparity in treatment of the settler who killed Khalil versus that of al-Jabari is the essence of Israel’s apartheid regime that affords different, unequal rights to those under its rule.

      Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour responded to the latest settler hit-and-run by filing a complaint with the UN Security Council, accusing “extremist terrorist settlers” of launching intentional hit-and-run attacks against Palestinians in recent months.

      Indeed, settlers slamming their vehicles into Palestinians in the occupied West Bank is a common occurrence that is routinely overlooked by the Israeli authorities as well as western media outlets.

      In September, a six-year-old Palestinian girl was run over by a settler driver south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. In August, an eight-year-old Palestinian girl was hit by a settler vehicle in the southern West Bank, an act witnesses described as a deliberate attack. A week later, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler vehicle in the central West Bank.

      As far as this writer can tell, none of the perpetrators have been labeled “terrorists” nor have any been held accountable. But such is the nature of apartheid.

      Its the grossly uneven treatment, based solely on whether the victim or perpetrator was Jewish or Palestinian that is the underlying story here and it stinks to high heaven.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 25, 2014, 11:32 pm

        tree, here is a little more info about what happened to al-jabari, truly horrific. http://mondoweiss.net/2014/10/soldiers-blindfold-disabled#comment-717154

      • jon s
        October 26, 2014, 3:23 am

        Just to be clear -and repeating myself for the umpteenth time- I condemn terrorism from whatever side, and especially when children are victims.
        Terrorists always come up with some dumbass “motivation’, “justification”, “cause” or whatever for killing people. Who cares? The only significance of those ” causes” are as leads in investigations aimed at prevention (before the attack) or apprehending the perps after the fact.

      • Annie Robbins
        October 26, 2014, 12:36 pm

        The only significance of those ” causes” are as leads in investigations aimed at prevention (before the attack) or apprehending the perps after the fact.

        oh we know that’s not true jon. for example, when the occupation army you support commits acts of terror (as in the execution of the 14 yr old child) while, as you say, they “always come up with some dumbass “motivation’, “justification”, “cause” or whatever for killing people” quite clearly “The only significance of those ” causes” ” are NOT as leads in investigations “aimed at prevention (before the attack) or apprehending the perps after the fact.”

        in contrary, the significance of coming up with ” some dumbass “motivation’, “justification”, “cause” or whatever for killing people” ” is to be not be held accountable and to continue to slaughter with impunity for the purpose of the continued colonizing and ethnic cleansing of palestine.

        Just to be clear -and repeating myself for the umpteenth time- I condemn terrorism from whatever side, and especially when children are victims.

        yeah, but you don’t define israeli war crimes and slaughter of children and innocents as terrorism, so frankly, you can repeat your claims for the umpteenth time and beyond and it won’t make a bit of difference. it’s a hollow claim given the blatant caveat of holding those whom you defend outside the scope of acts of terror, which they perpetrate constantly in the act of occupation.

      • just
        October 26, 2014, 1:56 pm

        Great comment and response annie!

  7. jjs
    October 25, 2014, 3:29 am
    • Annie Robbins
      October 25, 2014, 4:09 am

      jjs, everyone knows the iof lie w/impunity. there have been way too many murders of innocent palestinian children israel claims were in the process of committing a crime that turned out to be outright fabrications for us to believe anything they say.

    • jon s
      October 27, 2014, 1:58 am

      Annie, I’m using the conventional, textbook definition of terrorism: the deliberate targetting of random innocent civilians. When a regular army does that , it’s also terrorism, and considered a war crime.

  8. Qualtrough
    October 25, 2014, 3:43 am

    Does anyone know how many Palestinian youths have been killed for stone throwing, and how many Israelis have died as a result of stone throwing during the same time period? I suspect the ratio would be something akin to the ratio of Israeli/Palestinian dead during Cast Lead, but it would be nice to have some hard figures if anyone has those.

    P.S. Are we never to have an Edit button again?

    • Annie Robbins
      October 25, 2014, 4:10 am

      P.S. Are we never to have an Edit button again?

      i have no idea. write adam and phil.

      i do know the iof don’t murder these stone throwers:

      yesterday: http://www.poica.org/upload/Image/daily_report_2014_images/October%202014/october2314.pdf

      Israeli settlers living in Betar Illit settlement hurled stones at
      Palestinian vehicles while they were at Wadi Al-Baqara area at the
      entrance of Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem city. (RB2000 23
      October 2014)

    • jjs
      October 25, 2014, 4:23 am

      Qualtrough, I hate to inform you, but that is one dumb comparison; you don’t seem to be aware of the fact that stone-throwing (preferably on motorists driving on roads or highways) are an exclusively Palestinian past-time. There is no record that I know of Israelis doing the same thing to Palestinians. Therefore of course the answer to your question is that there have been a number of Palestinian rock- or Molotov throwers hurt or killed (with many others escaping after hitting a target and killing or maiming Israeli civilians and their children), there are of course no such casualty on the Israeli side. Which proves nothing, contrary to what you’re trying to demonstrate.

      • Horizontal
        October 25, 2014, 3:04 pm

        jjs ~

        There is no record that I know of Israelis doing the same thing to Palestinians.

        Try here:

        In Hebron district, Israeli settlers hurled stones at and attacked civilians in the villages of Al
        Baqa’, Al Edaisiya, As Sahla, Wadi al Maghir, Bani Na’im and near the Ibrahim mosque in
        Hebron City.

        Settler Violence Summary

        Regardless of the weapons used, settler violence on Palestinians — whether it be rocks, fists, clubs or guns — is well-documented, unjustified and ongoing.

      • Bornajoo
        October 25, 2014, 3:16 pm

        @Horizontal
        Exactly!
        And these nasty racist disgusting settlers do so with complete impunity with the full protection of the IDF, the same hero warriors that valiantly shot a 14 year old boy through the head and many others before him. But jjs’ mind has been programmed to deflect any facts which could possibly criticise the pure and angelic GOI. The hasbara firewall is very effective

      • tree
        October 25, 2014, 6:19 pm

        jjs
        hate to inform you, but that is one dumb comparison; you don’t seem to be aware of the fact that stone-throwing (preferably on motorists driving on roads or highways) are an exclusively Palestinian past-time. There is no record that I know of Israelis doing the same thing to Palestinians.

        Ever think that maybe the reason why you don’t know of any Jews throwing stones at Palestinians is because you are poorly informed, rather than that such incidents don’t occur? I have read of numerous cases of Israeli Jewish stone throwers, with both Palestinians AND Israeli police or military personnel being the victims of such attacks.

        Here’s a few current hits on the subject:

        Arab Woman Slightly Injured by Stone Throwing in Jewish Quarter

        (from 2 days ago)

        http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/307117#.VEwKOUpX-uY

        Two Palestinians Attacked By Settlers In Jerusalem

        (from one week ago, includes settlers rioting and throwing stones at police)

        Ultra-Orthodox Jews throw stones at Arab house in northern Jerusalem

        http://www.timesofisrael.com/ultra-orthodox-jews-throw-stones-at-arab-house-in-northern-jerusalem/

        Stone-throwing, an old Jewish custom

        by Amira Hass in Haaretz

        http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/stone-throwing-an-old-jewish-custom-1.515541

        Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men Vandalize Buses Displaying Images of Young Girls

        (includes throwing stones)

        https://news.vice.com/article/ultra-orthodox-jewish-men-vandalize-buses-displaying-images-of-young-girls

        Right-wing extremists attack IDF base in West Bank

        (yes, this is Jewish settlers attacking an IDF base)

        http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Right-wing-extremists-attack-IDF-base-in-West-Bank

        Why IDF soldiers stand idly by when settlers attack Palestinians

        http://972mag.com/why-idf-soldiers-stand-idly-by-when-settlers-attack-palestinians/46770/

        And from BTselem, on casualties during the second intifada:

        Mustafa Mahmoud Musa ‘Alian
        47 year-old, resident of Askar R.C, Nablus district, killed on 14 Nov 2000 in Kfar Malik, Ramallah and al-Bira district, by stones throwing. Did not participate in hostilities when killed Additional information: Killed as a result of being hit in the chest by a rock when settlers threw stones at a car he was riding in.

        There are many more instances, but these give you a small flavor of the existence of Jews who throw stones in Israel/Palestine. Hopefully you will now understand that just because you haven’t heard of something it doesn’t mean that the practice doesn’t exist, or even mean that it isn’t prevalent.

      • Mooser
        October 27, 2014, 12:59 pm

        “There is no record that I know of Israelis doing the same thing to Palestinians.”

        Hey, look, Mondoweiss Lanes has a new pinsetter!

  9. Talkback
    October 25, 2014, 7:23 am

    Title should read:

    Israel kills American boy with Palestinian heritage.

    • Mooser
      October 27, 2014, 1:01 pm

      “Israel kills American boy with Palestinian heritage.”

      What’s wrong with ‘Israel Kills American Boy in Palestine’?

  10. Bornajoo
    October 25, 2014, 8:22 am

    @jon s
    The difference between the media exposure within Israel of the 2 cases is huge. I’ve been following it. The case of Chaya Zissel Braun was all over the Israeli media, loads of coverage including pictures. A shocking and horrid tragedy and the majority of Israel society who have been extremely well informed are in mourning as are many Jews outside of Israel.

    But how many Israelis actually know about the killing of this other CHILD called Orwah Hammad, shot through the head by a brave IDF warrior? Where is Orwah’s main stream media coverage? Where is the mourning for this child?

    Can you not recognise the truth and reality of what is happening here? Another example: When the bodies of the 3 teens were discovered on 30th June (even though the Israeli authorities already knew they were no longer alive well before then, but let’s not go there in this post) do you know that it was the same night at the knock out stages of the World Cup 2014? Israel, although they didn’t qualify is a football mad country. Yet the bosses of the TV channels ordered the cancellation of the live broadcasts of the World Cup matches as well as all other prime time TV shows that night in order to plaster those TV channels with wall to wall coverage of the tragedy.
    But when a Palestinian dies, a human being under Israeli guardianship (aka never ending brutal and oppressive occupation), there’s hardly a mention.

    Why is that? let’s be honest about it please. Is it possibly because the majority of Israeli Jews believe that the Palestinians just don’t have the same human value as they do? That they believe they are ethnically and racially superior and it’s no big deal killing Palestinians like cockroaches because this is exactly what the documented FACTS on the ground show?

    • Horizontal
      October 25, 2014, 10:42 am

      Can you not recognize the truth and reality of what is happening here?

      That’s asking a lot, Bornajoo.

  11. irishmoses
    October 25, 2014, 10:20 am

    The latest IOF spin is that the young lad was throwing “fire bombs at traffic” not a mere stone. Hence he was shot dead while on the verge of committing a terrorist act. I’m sure the world’s paper of record, the NYT will adopt that version. The Guardian already has.

    • Bornajoo
      October 25, 2014, 10:29 am

      well there was no way that they can justify killing an American citizen just for throwing stones, can they? That fate is reserved for “normal” Palestinians

      This spin was completely obvious and predictable. I was waiting to hear why it was absolutely necessary to shoot a 14 year old through the head once they found out he was actually American.

      shame on the Guardian and I agree that the NYT will follow

    • irishmoses
      October 25, 2014, 10:32 am

      NYT and WP both headline it as the killing of a Palestinian teenager even though their AP source describes him as a Palestinian American. Both buy into the “fire bomb” verses stone-throwing version.

      • irishmoses
        October 25, 2014, 10:41 am

        The LA Times describes him as a Palestinian, does mention he was born in New Orleans, but says nothing about him being an American. It also says he was allegedly throwing fire bombs at a nearby highway.

      • Horizontal
        October 25, 2014, 10:50 am

        The State Department called for a speedy and transparent investigation of the killing. “We continue to urge all parties to help restore calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of the tragic recent incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank,” Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement.

        The “tragic incident,” like the kid was hit by a meteor. I’m surprised she didn’t add that his death was “unhelpful,” simply out of reflex. Who actually writes this crap?

        New York Times

  12. just
    October 25, 2014, 10:49 am

    So much criminality, theft, murder, endless provocation by ‘Israelis’ and Israel — never, ever punished.

    Earlier this week:

    “Under cover of night, nine Jewish families take over two buildings in Silwan”

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/10/jewish-families-buildings

    So they murder a teen who was protesting some or all of it.

  13. John Douglas
    October 25, 2014, 11:24 am

    Thank you Allison for this and all your great reporting. I would rather have the headline refer to:

    “14 year-old American living in Palestine”

    John

  14. Kay24
    October 25, 2014, 1:08 pm

    At last the White House does something we can approve of:

    “The White House refused to give Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon an audience with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice during his trip to the United States this week, senior American officials confirmed Friday. The reason for the cold shoulder was a number of statements Ya’alon made six months ago, in which he criticized the Obama administration and Kerry in particular.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.622632

    They may not act on the murder of this poor kid, at least they have treated this arrogant creature like he should be treated.

    • Bornajoo
      October 25, 2014, 1:37 pm

      @Kay24
      “arrogant creature” is way too kind a description for this monster. He should have been arrested as soon as he touched down at the airport for war crimes. Instead he’s having coffee at the Whitehouse. Incredible

    • just
      October 25, 2014, 2:33 pm

      My hope is that the WH did this not because of Ya’alon’s “criticisms” but because of his and Israel’s cruel and illegal actions this summer and beyond.

      From your linked article, Kay:

      “Ya’alon condemned the way the U.S. was dealing with Iran in harsh terms, going as far as implying that President Barack Obama was avoiding taking action, preferring instead to leave the matter to his replacement. “People know Iran cheats,” he said, “But comfortable Westerners prefer to put off confrontation. If possible, to next year, or the next president. But in the end, it will blow up.”

      At the same conference Ya’alon said that if the administration continues to show weakness on the international stage, American national security would suffer a great blow. “If you sit and wait at home, the terrorism will come again,” he said. “Even if you hunker down, it will come. This is a war of civilizations. If your image is feebleness, it doesn’t pay in the world. Nobody will replace the United States as global policeman. I hope the United States comes to its senses. If it doesn’t, it will challenge the world order, and the United States is the one that will suffer.”

      On Saturday, Finance Minister Yair Lapid commented on what he termed a crisis in relations between Israel and the U.S. “These are vitally important relations for Israel, and we must do everything we can to solve the crisis and resume good relations,” Lapid said in an event in Tel Aviv.

      “Sometimes you need to know how to say thank you, and we should treat the relations between Israel and the U.S. with responsibility and respect.””

      No insight, no sense of responsibility, only more aggression from anyone in the GoI… saying “thank you” ain’t gonna cut it.

      As Bornajoo says below, these monsters should be arrested.

      (the comments in the Haaretz article are a hoot– and not a good hoot)

      • Horizontal
        October 25, 2014, 3:12 pm

        What would be great would be for Obama to invite Ya’alon to the White House and while he’s there, announce that the US is sending in the Navy to lift the blockade of Gaza and begin construction of a new port facility. See how an Israeli politician likes getting blindsided for a change.

        I know, I know, I’m dreaming . . . but let me enjoy it for a few moments.

  15. JLewisDickerson
    October 25, 2014, 9:21 pm

    RE: “A Palestinian teen with U.S. citizenship was killed today by the Israeli army at a demonstration in the West Bank town of Silwad, near Ramallah. Fourteen-year old Orwah Hammad was shot with a live bullet that entered his neck and exited through his head . . . The killing comes eight days after Israeli soldiers killed a 13-year-old boy during a raid on a West Bank village.” ~ Allison Deger

    THAT REMINDS ME: I wonder how much progress Israel has made in the “thorough and transparent investigation” the US State Department said it expects Israel to make* into the videotaped shooting/murder by the Israeli military of the two Palestinian teenagers (Nadim Nuwwara and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Salameh) during the Nakba Day protests outside Ofer prison in the West Bank back on May 15 (more than six months ago).

    * SEE – “US to Israel: Investigate killing of Palestinian teens”, by Yitzhak Benhorin, ynetnews.com, 5/21/14
    Following release of footage documenting killing of two Palestinians near Ramallah, US State Department spokesperson says US expects Israel to ‘conduct a thorough and transparent investigation’.
    LINK – http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4521979,00.html

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    P.S. ALSO SEE:
    Catalan Police in Israel: repression courses “Tested In Combat” [VIDEO, 05:40] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPrNmGcIFpY
    CATALAN POLICE TRAINING IN ISRAEL
    VIDEO February 16, 2014
    “Public security” training in Israel for police from Catalonia – or how to wage war on your own civilian population to protect the investments of bankster criminals!

    SOURCE – http://roblosricos.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/catalan-police-training-in-israel/

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    P.P.S. RE: “Tested In Combat” ~ from the above video on Catalan police training in Israel

    MY COMMENT – Here is a very powerful testimonial regarding the impact of Israel’s “tested in combat” marketing on policing here in the U.S.
    An Israeli Soldier’s Story – Eran Efrati [VIDEO, 40:05] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93hqlmrZKd8
    Published on Mar 8, 2014
    The talk by Eran Efrati was filmed in Denver, Colorado on March 3, 2014 as part of The Soldier and the Refusenik U.S. tour with Maya Wind. Eran talks about his experiences in the IDF and then more broadly discusses Israel, its relationship to the U.S. and the global expansion of militarism.

    • JLewisDickerson
      October 25, 2014, 9:41 pm

      P.P.P.S. RE: “I wonder how much progress Israel has made in the ‘thorough and transparent investigation’ the US State Department said it expects Israel to make into the videotaped shooting/murder by the Israeli military of the two Palestinian teenagers (Nadim Nuwwara and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Salameh) during the Nakba Day protests outside Ofer prison in the West Bank back on May 15 (more than six months ago).” ~ me (from above)

      HAARETZ EDITORIAL, May 30, 2014:

      [EXCERPT] The report in Haaretz (Chaim Levinson and Amos Harel, Thursday) that a non-combat soldier attached to the Border Police force fired, contrary to regulations, at Palestinian protesters during the riots in Beitunia – apparently because of “boredom” – does little to advance the investigation into the death of two young Palestinians at the Nakba Day protest. However, it raises other troubling questions, which are no less serious.

      The soldier, whose job and unit cannot be disclosed due to a military gag order, is connected primarily to communications. It is assumed that at a certain point he too wanted to shoot at the demonstrators and took a gun from a Border Policeman. Sources in the Chief Military Defense office, which is representing the soldier, said that as far as they know the soldier fired only two rubber bullets, and did so according to orders and with the approval of the commanders in the field.

      This response not only underrates the events’ seriousness, but clouds the picture even more. Commanders of troops shooting people, even if “only” with rubber bullets, let a “visitor” accompanying them target human beings to increase his “enjoyment” of the mission? The awful moral failure underlying this incident requires the IDF to take a thorough account of itself, not only regarding the moral norms it inculcates in its soldiers, but also regarding military discipline. . .

      ENTIRE EDITORIAL – http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.596219

  16. oldgeezer
    October 25, 2014, 9:35 pm

    Any time I have seen people quote the ROE as an argument the rules are to aim for the legs.

    I guess they need more practice.

  17. Kay24
    October 26, 2014, 4:24 am

    I hope this is correct, but the family of this poor kids says they have footage showing the boy did not throw a firebomb:

    “Palestinian family says it has proof boy shot by IDF troops posed no threat
    Bahaa Samir Badr was hit by a bullet in a West Bank village on October 16 when troops opened fire on Palestinians they said were throwing firebombs; he died on the way to the hospital.

    The family of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli soldiers this month says it has footage showing that the boy did not throw a firebomb or otherwise endanger the soldiers who had entered his village”. Haaretz

    Now the story will change. This is how the sewer rats get caught lying, and this is when the stories will change fast. I hope the Palestinians have more videos and cameras, so that they can show the world what a bunch of liars of Israelis are. They lied after the flotilla incident, they lied after the Nakba anniversary killings, they lied when Tareq Khdeir was brutally assaulted, you get the picture.

  18. Bornajoo
    October 26, 2014, 8:58 am

    It reminds me of this scene from Schindler’s List. I’m sorry, it just does. Lots of similarities but not too many differences

  19. viiit
    August 4, 2015, 5:34 am

    Oh-oh,
    My comment awaits moderation.

    Just to be sure, my comment was moderate to begin with.

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