Israeli soldier filmed executing wounded Palestinian man

Israel/Palestine
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Today an Israeli soldier executed a wounded Palestinian man on the ground in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron’s old city in the occupied West Bank.

In a B’Tselem video (above, viewers should be warned of graphic video) capturing the killing, the man can be seen semi-conscious on the ground, when a soldier cocks his rifle and fires, blowing his brains out.

Before the shooting, voices can be heard asking in Hebrew, “Is the dog alive?”

Israeli forces killed a second Palestinian in the same incident. The men are alleged to have carried out a stabbing attack on a soldier.

In another video, an Israeli soldier can be seen kicking over the body of one of the Palestinian men.

The two Palestinian men have been identified as Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, 21, and Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21.

The Tel Rumeida neighborhood has faced severe restrictions and been declared a closed military by the Israeli military since November 1, 2015.

Since October, 2015, 203 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed, according to Ma’an News Agency.

Medics leaving Palestinians to die

The video depicts the injured Israeli soldier receiving medical treatment and being evacuated by a settler ambulance seconds before the Palestinian man is executed. The wounded Israeli soldier sits up in a stretcher, indicating that his injuries are presumably much less severe than either of the Palestinian men lying on the ground.

This is in breach of internationally recognized protocol of triage, which requires that the wounded are treated by the severity of their injury and likelihood to benefit from immediate treatment.

The practice of Israeli medics abandoning triage protocol is increasingly prevalent and has support among medical professionals and some in the government.

Official directive of summary executions

In response to today’s killing the Israeli military spokesperson initially said the filmed execution “contradicts the IDF’s ethical code and what is expected from the IDF’s soldiers and commanders” and that the soldier has been suspended while the military conducts a probe.

But the policy of summary executions has been ordered as a directive from top political and military officials, as seen in the video Willful Killing.

Here are some recent examples:

On October 9, 2015, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announced at a press conference, “Right now is it required to respond quickly to any local attack to eliminate the terrorist stabber or the perpetrator stone thrower and the like, immediately, on the spot.”

On October 14th, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told paramilitary Border Police units “I know that it requires your discretion, but have no doubt: You have complete backing – complete! – from me, from the Israeli government, and in my opinion from the nation in Israel.”

On October 8, 2015, Israeli military Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said, “Our policy of use of force is very clear. The IDF has complete freedom of action in order to to fulfill the mission to restore security.” Benti Sau, Israeli Police Acting Commissioner, said “From my personal experience, I can tell you that at this time, we have received backing from the political level, full backing from the legal system.”

On October 11, 2015, Yair Lapid, MK and Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, “Whoever takes out a knife or a screwdriver, or whatever it may be, the directive needs to be shoot in order to kill. Not to hesitate. There will be full legal backing. The state gives full legal backing.”

Israa Abed, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, survived after being shot by Israeli police at a gas station in Afula. Initially charged with planning to carry out an attack, she was later cleared of charges. Defense Minister Ya’alon, however, criticized Israeli police for hesitating before shooting Abed, and called her a “terrorist.”

Execution as a religious commandment

Jewish religious leaders in Israel have also expressed support for summary executions of Palestinians.

Two weeks ago, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said that it’s a “mitzvah” (religious commandment) to kill armed Palestinians.  

Prominent religious Zionist rabbi and head of Machon Meir yeshiva Uri Sherki said in January that there is an “obligation for Jews to kill terrorists before they kill us.”

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said on the Galei Yisrael radio station in October, “It is forbidden to leave a murderer alive.”

Eliyahu and Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi have both called for police and soldiers to be put on trial if they do not execute Palestinian assailants on the spot.

Rabbi Ben-Tzion Mutzafi told his students, “It is commanded to take hold of his head and hit it against the ground until there is no longer any life in it.”

Public support for executions

A poll by the Israeli Democracy Institute found broad public support for the summary executions. 53% of Jewish Israelis support killing alleged attackers on-the-spot, even after their arrest and when they no longer pose a threat. In addition, Israeli civilians have incited soldiers and police to execute Palestinians on-the-spot. This can be seen in the killings of Fadi Alloun and Bashar Massalha.

Last month, when Israeli army chief of staff Gadi Eizenkot said that Israeli soldiers and police shouldn’t unload their magazines into Palestinian children armed with scissors, (referring to the shooting of 14-year-old Hadil Wajia Awad and her cousin) he faced the wrath of the Israeli right.

The irony of the chief of staff’s statement was apparently lost on his detractors. Eizenkot is the architect of Israel’s Dahiya Doctrine, which calls for disproportionate violence against civilian populations in order to turn them against armed resistance.

Members of Knesset turned on Eizenkot, accusing him of harming morale and even blaming an attack at a Rami Levy supermarket in the occupied West Bank on him. Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Bezalel Smotrich, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, and Minister of Internal Affairs Gilad Erdan all criticized Eizenkot for is statement.

83 Responses

  1. Kay24
    March 24, 2016, 12:04 pm

    Although most of us here know how ruthless, and vicious, the zionist military can be, these videos and reports always can always shock us. This is not how for the armed forces of a “democracy” operates, these are the actions of a fascist nation, that breaks international laws, and then either covers it up or lies to justify these horrendous murders. Israel keeps perpetrating crimes against civilians, and expect the rest of the world to simply accept their murderous acts. Maybe no one in the White House, or in Congress, sees these incriminating videos, where an out of control nation keeps killing with impunity, and keeps getting away with it, in fact they are handsomely rewarded with billions of aid, and plenty of weapons, to keep doing so. No human being with a conscience can watch these videos and not feel repulsed by these acts, and have nothing but dislike for those perpetrating these crimes and getting away with it.
    Anyone watching this video should understand how the Palestinians must feel, and why they should hate their oppressor. These crimes happen far too frequently than it should, and the world simply does nothing. Shame on the US/EU/UN for being the enablers to the crimes committed by the present day nazis, and pretending to believe their lies, and being intimidated by the false outrage by them that they are the victims.

    • Marnie
      March 24, 2016, 12:47 pm

      Bravo Kay24 – I am absolutely sickened by this. If only people that could actually do something would be as sickened as us! I am repulsed by the state of israel.

      • Kay24
        March 24, 2016, 1:43 pm

        The spineless people who can do something about this prefers not to. If you hear the Presidential candidates show utter devotion, and love for Israel, while ignoring the plight of its victims, their suffering, their loss of lands, and the killing of their people by the oppressor, you
        know that they will do nothing for those who have lived under occupation for years. Surely American politicians, who keep talking about democracy, and preaching to the world about people living in freedom, realizes they are being hypocrites when they support this despicable nation? All the US has to do, to stop these crimes is threaten to stop the charity, and the endless weapons, we keep handing over to the bunch of killers in IDF uniform, to use against unarmed civilians, but it never happens.

    • Misterioso
      March 25, 2016, 10:44 am

      Know this: The entity known as Israel is panic stricken as the world increasingly sees it for what it is and has always been – a fascistic monster. It is rotting within and being abandoned by ever increasing numbers of Jews. In short, it is digging its own grave. All so predictable, given the nature of Zionism,

      • Mooser
        March 25, 2016, 1:19 pm

        “It is rotting within and being abandoned by ever increasing numbers of Jews. In short, it is digging its own grave.”

        I don’t understand why, since we are so good at so many other things (just like everybody else), we can’t just look at our history in the world and say “Feh So national politics, ‘self-self-determination’ (double, since we first had to decide our selves on where to self-determine ourselves), on behalf of “the Jews” is not something we are good at?” Would that be such a fatal admission?

  2. Marnie
    March 24, 2016, 1:08 pm

    The state of israel is commiting war crimes on a daily basis and NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT. Palestinian lives are as precious as a Jew or Christian, black, brown and white. We were all created by the same God, PERIOD. The murderous thugs are scared shitless of a Palestinian that is bleeding to death; of a 14-year-old girl who has been shot multiple times, of young men who cannot move and the cowardly IOF are scared shitless of them! I feel nothing but hatred after watching both videos; I can’t begin to imagine what I would be feeling if I were Palestinian and how they’ve restrained themselves against this constant provocation is incomprehensible to me.

    • Kay24
      March 24, 2016, 1:47 pm

      The Palestinians have shown more restraint than the killer nation deserves. If the situation were reversed, and knowing how vicious the zionists are, we can only imagine how ugly the response would have been. Once again, the Palestinian leaders are not doing enough to bring attention to these crimes, and one would think they are in some kind agreement with their occupier, not to do so.

    • echinococcus
      March 24, 2016, 3:08 pm

      It’s time to face it: the war crimes and crimes against humanity are not the government’s doing. The Palestinians are facing an entire population of illegal invaders who in their overwhelming majority are the willing, direct criminals, who don’t need any instigation or incitement. Repeat, this is a majority-murderer population. The Germans in 39-45 had at least the excuse of being under a vicious dictatorship; the Zionist entity Herrenvolk are practicing a vicious majority mob rule.

      • niass2
        March 26, 2016, 6:53 pm

        data is bad.

  3. Ossinev
    March 24, 2016, 2:07 pm

    I seem to recall that the SS were heavily into summary executions of anyone suspected of being non -Aryan and definitely anyone suspected of being Jewish.

    Can`t be long before the most moral etc start to embroider their uniform with “kill badges ” reflecting the number of “enemy” targets taken out in “combat”. If they happen to be lying on the ground helpless , following standard SS practice , they can still be taken out and the kill would still count for a badge.Who knows the Yahoo and Co may already be factoring a special bravery award medal for the most kills in a set period or set location.

    I haven`t heard specifically that the likes of ISIS and Boko Haram have come up with the badges or medal idea but Israel should perhaps consider trademarking etc just in case they are beaten to the punch.

    Lovely people,Lovely country – good place for an adventure filled experience if you are an SS fan. Hey man you may even get to do the real thing and the Israeli Tourist Ministry may be able to arrange for a special “kill” certificate which you can show to to your grandchildren in the fullness of time.

    • niass2
      March 26, 2016, 6:55 pm

      really, I’m there, can I get conjugal visits after I get jailed, should someone catch it video phone?

  4. a blah chick
    March 24, 2016, 2:11 pm

    People on Twitter were commenting how nonchalant everyone was with this. That’s because it happens nearly everyday. This is their SOP (Standard operating Procedures), and they seem very unconcerned with who’s watching. The only reason the guy’s been “detained” is because it got on youtube.

  5. rugal_b
    March 24, 2016, 3:53 pm

    Every single individual that contributed to the culmination of this sad event will undoubtedly be in a world of pain once reality comes for them. The torment of the soul that would drive even the hardest of them to self destruction. I believe the devious concept of Hell was inspired by the state of mind of these idiots after they become aware of their misdeeds. Good luck to all of them!

  6. Bumblebye
    March 24, 2016, 4:45 pm

    To add, here’s an article including a technical takedown of the doctored cctv footage the Isrselis released of the Manasrah boys, Hassan and Ahmed:

    link to middleeastrising.com

    there are three videos in the piece, this is the first:

    link to youtu.be

    • Qualtrough
      March 25, 2016, 3:03 am

      @Bumblebee – I watched the first video and I have to say that the points raised by the narrator are really a reach. He takes a grainy video and then in a frame by frame says, ‘Look, here the video shows a knife in their hands, and in the next frame there is no knife!” The obvious (to him) conclusion he draws is that someone doctored the video to make it look like the boys were carrying knives. If that is the case why would they have skipped some frames? A far more likely explanation is that in this poor quality video the alleged appearance and disappearance is just an artifact of the frame by frame playback of a low-res video. In any case, I didn’t see any of the things the narrator sees. It may well be that this was a frame-up, I don’t know, but this video is pretty tin-foil hat in nature..

      • Elisabeth
        March 25, 2016, 3:56 am

        As I wrote earlier about this video:

        The whole video is weird. You see the two cousins strolling in a relaxed way, and the captions say they were terrorists with knives on the lookout for a victim. When they are supposedly chasing their severely wounded victim (he does not look wounded at all) it seem more like they were running in the same direction by coincidence because they turn right when the man turns left. In the last scene too it is totally unclear what is really happening:
        Watch the other little boy. Does he react as though right in front of him a boy is being butchered with knives?
        And the young woman. She does not even look at the 13 year old who is supposedly bleeding from 12 stabwounds right in front of her. And another young man just keeps shopping and does not even turn his head towards the place where the stabbed boy supposedly lies bleeding on the pavement in plain sight. Try to make 12 stabs between the moment when the boy is still riding the bike and the boys are being chased away. You can’t.
        This video just doesn’t add up.

  7. amigo
    March 24, 2016, 5:12 pm

    I always wondered what a “Jews only ” ambulance looked like. Now I know.

    • Kay24
      March 26, 2016, 12:30 am

      This is discriminating the wounded, the dying, the helpless. This is against international laws, and so nazi like.

  8. just
    March 24, 2016, 5:41 pm

    I am only surprised that they didn’t run over him after the execution by the most immoral army of cowards and thieves in the world.

    (Fatou Bensouda, where are you and your do- nothing and highly compensated horde??? I am sickeningly certain that many Presidential candidates and the Congress and the media would ‘enjoy’ the video…)

    Thank you Dan Cohen, MW and B’Tselem.

  9. oldgeezer
    March 24, 2016, 5:42 pm

    If Israeli medical staff are now part of the killing machine they are just as arguably a valid target on a moral, if not legal, basis. Witholding treatment is just another form of extrajudicial killing. Whether the accused terrorist is guilty or not remains yo be seen and given known Israeli lies highly questionable.

    • tree
      March 25, 2016, 2:47 am

      Its worse than just withholding treatment, old geezer. According to MK Oren Hazan (Likud), the soldier who shot the Palestinian was a MEDIC!

      “Enough, stop already,” Hazan responded. “Let the mother of a terrorist cry and not a Jewish mother. A combat soldier, a heroic medic, neutralized a murderer and said ‘there was concern that he would blow up with an explosive.’ I believe him. Period.”

      link to israelnationalnews.com

      Looking at the footage it appears that the shooter was in fact a medic. He is seen earlier tending to the wounded soldier at the ambulance, and his uniform is slightly different from the other combat soldiers, some of whom are nearer to the wounded Palestinian.

      Its a minute 53 seconds into the video before the medic takes his shot, and most probably quite a bit more time before the camerawoman started recording.(The ambulances are there and the wounded soldiers is already on the stretcher. Five minutes, ten minutes?)

      So after all that time, suddenly a medic is worried about a suicide vest? And he doesn’t warn the other soldiers who are nonchalantly standing closer to the wounded Palestinian? If you follow his movements it looks more like he decided to shoot the Palestinian well before he was close to him. He’s raising his gun well before he walks closer to his victim. Looks like a revenge killing. And no one else seems to bat an eyelash.

      A medic “confirming the kill”. The IDF is a morally sick institution.

  10. just
    March 24, 2016, 6:57 pm

    From The Guardian’s front page:

    “… Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon later described the soldier’s actions as being “in utter breach of IDF values and of our code of ethics in combat.” He added: “Even when the blood boils, we must not allow such loss of reason and such loss of control.”

    Ayman Odeh, leader of a bloc of Arab parties in the Israeli parliament also issued a harsh condemnation of the videotaped killing. “Israel has turned in recent months into a place in which executions are carried out in public with the encouragement of cheering mobs.”

    In January, concern about possible extrajudicial killings by Israeli forces during the current wave of violence was raised by the Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallström. The diplomatic row that ensued led to her being called “irresponsible and delusional” by Israel’s foreign ministry, and told she was not welcome in the country. The new footage is bound, however, to raise renewed concern.

    Commenting on the footage Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director Philip Luther said: “The shooting of a wounded and incapacitated person, even if they have been involved in an attack, has absolutely no justification and must be prosecuted as a potential war crime.

    “Israeli forces have a long history of carrying out unlawful killings – including extrajudicial executions – in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with impunity. Amnesty has documented a number of similar cases during the upsurge in violence that began in October.” …”

    link to theguardian.com

  11. Amar
    March 24, 2016, 7:06 pm

    Apparently the soldier was arrested. Not because they viewed it as unlawful or wrong, but because he was caught on film. Had he not been filmed, he may have gotten a pat on the back.

    • Kay24
      March 24, 2016, 10:45 pm

      Which reminds me of the video of IDF snipers, and one of them shooting a poor Palestinian from afar, and his buddies applauding him for that, even mocking the victim, by action.
      They always get away with murder.

  12. Citizen
    March 24, 2016, 7:56 pm

    The twitter hasabarabots will be saying this video is a fake, or it was toyed with.

  13. ritzl
    March 24, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Lest anyone forget, these are the same people who are training our (US) public safety forces.

    Being PAID to train our public safety forces.

  14. eljay
    March 24, 2016, 8:59 pm

    Today an Israeli soldier executed a wounded Palestinian man on the ground in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron’s old city in the occupied West Bank.

    In a B’Tselem video (above, viewers should be warned of graphic video) capturing the killing, the man can be seen semi-conscious on the ground, when a soldier cocks his rifle and fires, blowing his brains out. …

    In front of countless home computers around the world, Zio-supremacists are watching this video and vigorously touching themselves. Captain Israel proudly salutes his evil minions.

    • Kay24
      March 24, 2016, 10:48 pm

      They are the very ones who would be outraged if a Palestinian threw a stone, or some stupid rocket landed harmlessly far away from any human being.

  15. Herchel
    March 24, 2016, 9:27 pm

    Not the least bit surprising that this incident is declared an “execution” without even mentioning the soldier’s justification: that the terrorist’s coat appeared to be covering an explosive vest and poor Ramzi was still twitching around. When dealing with people with a penchant for blowing themselves up around as many Jews as possible, it would be negligent not to take that threat into account.

    There will be an inquiry (unlike the palestinians) and the solider will be exonerated. Meanwhile we needn’t worry about this terrorist being released next time a Jew is kidnapped.

    • eljay
      March 24, 2016, 10:32 pm

      || Herchel: Not the least bit surprising that this incident is declared an “execution” without even mentioning the soldier’s justification: that the terrorist’s coat appeared to be covering an explosive vest and poor Ramzi was still twitching around … ||

      Had he been wearing an explosive vest, those IDF terrorists would have executed him sooner. As it is, he wasn’t blowing anyone up because he wasn’t wearing an explosive vest. So it was just another cold-blooded execution by yet another hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist. Not the least bit surprising that you approve.

      • Kay24
        March 24, 2016, 10:53 pm

        Their justifications get weirder, and they try to give lame explanations about a video no one can dispute. That is zio “logic” for you.

    • oldgeezer
      March 24, 2016, 11:04 pm

      @herchel

      That pile of dung can be smelled around the world. The much vaunted idf is a gang of bloodthirsty terrorists and criminals.

    • Marnie
      March 25, 2016, 12:05 am

      I hated the fact that your posts and the posts of your brothers in propaganda got play here, but I’ve got to say now I absolutely love the fact that MW publishes your posts. It is a public service announcement for anyone out there sitting on the fence about the state of israel. Your posts make their choice to BOYCOTT, SANCTION AND DIVEST crystal clear. Thank you for your dedication in explaining to Jane or John Q. Undecided how BDS is the most logical and honorable way to deal with the state of israel.

      Say Heschel, if you really watch this video closely, I’ll be you can see yourself.

    • John O
      March 25, 2016, 4:03 am

      @Herchel

      “There will be an inquiry … and the solider will be exonerated.”

      Well, that part of your post is certainly true.

    • diasp0ra
      March 25, 2016, 6:09 am

      I sometimes wonder if you believe the bs you post or if you’re just so blindingly corrupted that you’d believe hasbara over your very own eyes.

      There was no such threat. The situation was obviously deescalated. There was no urgency in any body’s movement. This was pure revenge.

      As for being exonerated, I’m sure the idf will do that. But that has nothing to do with reality or accountability.

    • a blah chick
      March 25, 2016, 7:46 am

      No, the “explosive vest” was the lame excuse the soldier gave who shot him. Also shooting someone you think might be packed with explosives might not be the smartest thing to do. But it was a gallant try to defend them, Hasbara Central no doubt appreciates your work.

    • talknic
      March 25, 2016, 9:13 am

      @ Herchel “… the terrorist’s coat appeared to be covering an explosive vest … it would be negligent not to take that threat into account “

      Suicide belts are detonated by RELEASING the button. If he had an active explosive belt it would have exploded long before he was murdered.

      Furthermore, only a complete moron would shoot a suicide bomber at close range when there were other people in close proximity and only a moron would suggest he should.

      If there was a threat, which there obviously wasn’t, it was negligent to A) not have cleared the area before B) shooting the guy from close range

      ————-
      Why is it supporters of Israel’s war crimes are so stupid?

    • David44
      March 25, 2016, 10:26 am

      “The terrorist’s coat appeared to be covering an explosive vest”. “We needn’t worry about this terrorist being released”.

      Just to be clear: the young man in question apparently stabbed a UNIFORMED SOLDIER ON ACTIVE DUTY, a soldier who was part of an occupying force. Attacking an on-duty uniformed soldier is not “terrorism” by any normal definition of the term, even though the term seems to have been thrown around indiscriminately in this case, as in far too many others (see e.g. the headline of link to forward.com).

    • kalithea
      March 25, 2016, 11:33 am

      Why does trash like this make it here and my other comment didn’t. H’s comment is as despicable as the actions of those criminals in the video?

      • Mooser
        March 25, 2016, 12:08 pm

        “Why does trash like this make it here and my other comment didn’t.”

        I get the feeling the Mods aren’t inclined to do Herchel any favors.

    • Mooser
      March 25, 2016, 11:34 am

      “Not the least bit surprising…”

      Nope, not at all. Still a little shocking to see.

      These are powerful blows you are striking for Zionism, “Herchel”! I’m sure you have a hand in changing many minds on the subject.
      Say, are you in the market for any nice Psalms? “Engagement”? Mind-changing? Ever hear this limerick?:

      “An old man with a beard,
      Said, “Ah, tis as I feared!
      Three owls and a hen,
      Two larks and a wren,
      Have all made their nests in my beard.”

      You can ‘appear to cover’ an awful lot with one of those hirsute. appendages

    • zaid
      March 25, 2016, 11:56 am

      ” the terrorist’s coat appeared to be covering an explosive vest and poor Ramzi was still twitching around.”

      In a civilized world, you dont kill people because they ” Appear” to be doing something.

      besides his coat seemed normal,and twitching is not a crime and the video is clear that he was not a danger and he was totally normal.

      “it would be negligent not to take that threat into account.”

      The soldiers and medics around him disagrees with you and they didnot show any fear of a bomb and acted normally, which proves that it is an execution .Period.

      “When dealing with people with a penchant for blowing themselves up around as many Jews as possible, ”

      The attack happened in the west bank and Palestinians have the right to attack, blow and kill the occupying forces, the Palestinian should be given a medal.

      “There will be an inquiry (unlike the palestinians) and the solider will be exonerated. Meanwhile we needn’t worry about this terrorist being released next time a Jew is kidnapped.”

      Because of the tape, while other incidents will pass without a trial.

    • Kate
      March 25, 2016, 1:01 pm

      @hershel —

      “Not the least bit surprising that this incident is declared an “execution” without even mentioning the soldier’s justification: that the terrorist’s coat appeared to be covering an explosive vest and poor Ramzi was still twitching around. ”

      Explosive vest? This tactic has long since been abandoned by the Palestinians. The last bombing involving a suicide belt/vest was the one at a shopping center in Dimona, Israel on 4 Feb 2008, more than eight years ago.

      Do try to keep up.

      • Herchel
        March 25, 2016, 7:53 pm

        You’ll have to excuse my ignorance… Unlike you I don’t have a monthly subscription to “Modern Terrorism” or hang out with ISM branded terrorist sympathizers who know what method of killing Jews is in vogue this season.

        Given the fact that this POS already tried to kill two Israelis with his knife, you really think they should have just let him move around and run the risk of killing even more people because hey, “suicide vests are out of fashion this year”? Perhaps you should tell your friends to not wear baggy clothing next time they try to murder us… that way they don’t need to worry about a head shot if they manage to survive in their quest for Jewish blood.

      • Marnie
        March 26, 2016, 3:23 am

        Keep ’em coming Heschel! You’re helping BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS every single time you position yourself at your keyboard, fingers at the trigger so to speak. All the people that read MW (millions) are learning about the zionist mentality and are seeing, some for the first time, just how F@%*&! it is. Thank you again Heschel, I appreciate your efforts – especially your rapier whit and whine and conflating compassion with terrorism. Awesome work. “Perhaps you should tell your friends to not wear baggy clothing next time they try to murder us… that way they don’t need to worry about a head shot if they manage to survive in their quest for Jewish blood.” A “quest for Jewish blood”. What’s your excuse? Oh, right. You’re the guy on a mission. link to youtube.com

      • talknic
        March 26, 2016, 5:17 am

        @ Herchel “You’ll have to excuse my ignorance… “

        Why? It’s an essential part of an Israeli propagandists arsenal.

        “Unlike you I don’t have a monthly subscription to “Modern Terrorism” or hang out with ISM branded terrorist sympathizers who know what method of killing Jews is in vogue this season.

        Meaningless drivel. Armed Israelis are a valid military target in non-Israeli territories. There was no act of terrorism

        “Given the fact that this POS already tried to kill two Israelis with his knife

        A) There’s no evidence of a knife! B)Armed Israelis in non-Israeli territories are valid military targets.

        ” you really think they should have just let him move around “

        At what point in the video was he moving around?

        ” run the risk of killing even more people because hey, “suicide vests are out of fashion this year”?”

        There was no suicide vest.

        ” Perhaps you should tell your friends to not wear baggy clothing “

        What baggy clothing?

        Nothing you’ve said makes any sense. Like your fellow apologists for Israeli crimes all you’ve done is show folk that you’re the the kind of vile type attracted by Israel’s illegal expansionism. Another idiot who’ll say anything no matter how stupid

      • eljay
        March 26, 2016, 8:28 am

        || Herchel: You’ll have to excuse my ignorance… ||

        Your ignorance might be excusable. Your knowingly hateful and immoral Zio-supremacism is not.

        || … Given the fact that this POS already tried to kill two Israelis with his knife, you really think they should have just let him move around and run the risk of killing even more people because hey, “suicide vests are out of fashion this year”? Perhaps you should tell your friends to not wear baggy clothing next time they try to murder us… that way they don’t need to worry about a head shot if they manage to survive in their quest for Jewish blood. ||

        Are you really, honestly, that stupid? There was plenty of time while he was lying on the ground to immoblize him, check him for other weapons and remove or neutralize them. He could then have been given medical assistance, taken to a hospital, healed and, later, tried in a court of justice and held accountable for his crimes.

        Are you really, honestly so stupid to insist that summarily executing wounded (real or alleged) criminals should be the standard of “justice” that non-Jews should also apply to Jews? Why on earth do you Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?!

      • Mooser
        March 26, 2016, 12:10 pm

        “Jewish blood.”

        Are the Mods letting antisemites post here again. I hate it when people try to minimize crimes by saying ‘It was only “Jewish blood”, as if Jews have different blood than people.

      • Mooser
        March 26, 2016, 12:14 pm

        “You’ll have to excuse my ignorance…”

        We do, we do! After all, not one single Zionist has ever written to say you are wrong, or that your thinking isn’t typical of Zionists.

        So we do excuse your ignorance. It comes with the package, and Zionists seem quite content to have you speaking for them.

        If I drink some of the right kind “Jewish blood” will I change from Reform to Orthodox?

      • Mooser
        March 26, 2016, 12:52 pm

        “A “quest for Jewish blood”.

        Actually, I’m pretty sure that can happen, it may even be a feature of the gold-plated health plans in Israel.

        “Doctor, this man needs a blood transfusion”
        “Okay, what’s his blood type? We want to get this right. Is it Christian, Arab, or Jewish”?

    • Talkback
      March 26, 2016, 5:02 am

      Oh Herchel, you call that a penchant? Then what do you call the murdering of innocent Palestinians by the military wing of the terrorist organisation called Israel? A passion?

  16. kalithea
    March 25, 2016, 2:15 am

    We all know that Zionism breeds injustice for Palestinians; and also breeds hatred for Jews. This is the true nature of Zionism. It’s karmic.

  17. Talkback
    March 25, 2016, 6:48 am

    Where’s MaxNarr lecturing us about “bloodlust”?

  18. Kay24
    March 25, 2016, 7:06 am

    CNN International just reported that the soldier who murdered this young Palestinian man, has been arrested. The question is now whether he will go through the usual zio charade, and be found either not guilty, or given a loving pat on his head, and ordered to serve an already suspended sentence. No one every follows up these murders and the penalties the murderers have to face.

  19. just
    March 25, 2016, 7:46 am

    “Why Did Israeli Police Ambush and Shoot at Palestinian Kids?

    This photograph has become almost iconic online. A wounded boy is lying on the sooty road of Kafr Kadum. He is trying to protect his head with his hand and is crying out for help. The image recalls that of Mohammed al-Dura, the boy who was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip in September 2000, while his father tried to protect him – but this time the ending is better.

    Video footage shot by Abdullah Shtaiwi, a volunteer for the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, shows a boy pounding the asphalt repeatedly, screaming in pain or terror, trying to get up, crawling forward and collapsing again. It’s not easy to watch. Then a man is seen running toward him, picking him up and trying to extricate him from this hellish situation. But then he too collapses, shot by Israeli troops while trying to evacuate the boy. The live rounds were fired by Border Police officers who lay in ambush for the Friday demonstrators in Kafr Kadum, adjacent to the settlement of Kedumim in the West Bank.

    The event took place three weeks ago. As on every other Friday (and Saturday) for the past five years, demonstrators set out from the center of the village at noon to protest the blockage since 2003 of the entry road to their village. The army closed off the road because it passes next to the relentlessly expanding settlement, which was built on village land. At first, only cars that didn’t belong to residents were prohibited from using the road, but a few months later all vehicular traffic was banned – and finally even pedestrians were not allowed to use it. The creeping occupation. …”

    read the rest: link to haaretz.com

  20. just
    March 25, 2016, 8:25 am

    “UN envoy condemns Palestinian attacker’s ‘gruesome’ killing by Israeli soldier

    The United Nations special envoy for the Middle East peace process joined the growing row over what he called the “apparent extra-judicial execution of a Palestinian assailant” by an Israeli soldier in Hebron, condemning it as a “gruesome” killing.

    Nickolay Mladenov’s intervention in the dispute over the killing of the severely wounded Abed al Fatah a-Sharif – who had already been shot and incapacitated during a stabbing attack on an Israeli soldier – followed the release on Thursday of a video of the shooting.

    In a statement, Mladenov, who reports to the UN security council, said: “I strongly condemn yesterday’s apparent extrajudicial execution of a Palestinian assailant in Hebron in the occupied West Bank. This was a gruesome, immoral and unjust act that can only fuel more violence and escalate an already volatile situation.”

    Mladenov’s statement came as the family and lawyer of the unnamed soldier arrested for the shooting attempted to explain his actions, and as the investigation by the Israeli military was widened to take into account the actions of officers also at the scene. The soldier, a combat medic, is facing an initial court hearing in Jaffa on Friday.

    The killing, filmed by a volunteer with the Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, and widely reported and circulated on social media, has drawn widespread condemnation including from senior Israeli and Palestinian … .

    The video shows what appears to be one of the most flagrant cases so far of Israeli forces’ alleged use of excessive force in the wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence that erupted in October.

    The incident was immediately condemned as an “execution” by B’Tselem and as a war crime by Palestinians.

    The soldier’s lawyer, Benjamin Malka, explained that the Palestinian assailant, who had just stabbed another Israeli soldier, was still “moving underneath his jacket, where he could have been hiding explosives or weapons”.

    In an interview with army radio, Malka called his client an “outstanding soldier, salt of the earth”, adding that “he has yet to be allowed to defend his innocence”.

    The reported defence does not explain why the soldier did not alert other soldiers, medical personnel or civilians standing nearby or why the two Palestinians involved in the attack would have used a knife in their assault when a bomb or other weapons were available.

    According to the Jerusalem Post newspaper, the soldier told family members after his initial arrest by military police: “I did the right thing at the right time in order to prevent anything else bad from happening.”

    The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, said the soldier’s behaviour was not in keeping with the army’s values, and the defence minister, Moshe Yaalon, said the incident was being treated with “utmost severity”.

    “The IDF expects its soldiers to behave with composure and in accordance with the rules of engagement,” Netanyahu said in a statement, adding that the incident did not “represent the values of the IDF”.

    The incident has added heat to the debate over Israeli forces’ response to a wave of violence that has left 200 Palestinians, over half of whom Israel says were attackers, and 28 Israelis dead.

    In his statement, Mladenov welcomed Yaalon’s condemnation of the incident and called on the Israeli authorities to swiftly bring to justice the alleged perpetrator.

    Despite the controversy in Israel over the incident, the hawkish former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman defended the shooting, saying it was “hypocritical and unfair to gang up against the soldier”.

    “Better a soldier who makes a mistake but stays alive than a soldier who gets killed by a terrorist because he hesitated,” he said.

    “Morally speaking, a terrorist who tried to murder Jews deserves to die,” added Bezalel Smotrich, an MP from the far-right Jewish Home party. ”

    link to theguardian.com

    It’s one in a long, long, long line of gruesome executions, Nickolay. Make sure that you spread your outrage around Palestine~ there are plenty of Israeli executed Palestinian souls in the rubble. It’s business as usual for Smotrich and Yaalon and Netanyahu and their immoral IOF and their 95% of citizens who celebrated the destruction of Palestinian lives and property in Gaza not very long ago.

    • Talkback
      March 26, 2016, 5:16 am

      ““Morally speaking, a terrorist who tried to murder Jews deserves to die,” added Bezalel Smotrich, an MP from the far-right Jewish Home party.”

      Yeah, as an illegal settler, homophobe and Anti-Rassenschande politician like hypocrit Smotrich deserves to be removed from occupied territories and any nonracist parliament, morally speaking. But we all know that he’s not talking about moral in a universal sense, but about Jewish moral in his sense and would never claim that Rabin’s murder deserves to die.

  21. jake41
    March 25, 2016, 12:13 pm

    The Israelis have the opportunity to make changes to the better, if not, they stand the possibility of losing their ‘State’. World opinion is gathering strength, the USA is losing faith.

  22. amigo
    March 25, 2016, 2:24 pm

    “The soldier’s lawyer, Benjamin Malka, explained that the Palestinian assailant, who had just stabbed another Israeli soldier, was still “moving underneath his jacket,”

    That is what ordinary people do when they are breathing.That is why this zionist so called medic murdered him.This scumbag was probably assured by his seniors that the IDF would back him up no matter what and pointed to the fact that not one IDeffer has ever been punished in a manner in keeping with their crimes.

    Most moral army my derrier.

  23. amigo
    March 25, 2016, 5:04 pm

    Eu MSM is reporting that before arresting one of the Brussels attackers who was wounded and lying on the ground the Belgian security forces sent in a robot to check for a suicide vest.When it was determined he was not wearing one, the suspect was then placed under arrest.

    A lesson for the so called light unto the nations about it,s so called “idf values”.

  24. Shmuel
    March 26, 2016, 5:47 am

    32 years ago, Israeli society was shaken by the “bus 300 affair”. Today, (Jewish) Israeli society has trouble understanding what all the fuss is about.

  25. Rashers2
    March 26, 2016, 5:49 am

    It’s said that societies get the armies and police forces they deserve: Israel today bears that out. The IOF is despicable and if the soldier who despatched the injured Palestinian was, indeed, a medic it makes the incident worse. The culture of the “most moral, etc.” (what a sick joke?) starts at the top of Israeli society and it isn’t going to change in a hurry; rather, it will deteriorate further. The twin senses of trigger-happy impunity and entitlement among IOF will lead to complete amorality of behaviour. The only thing which can alter this is an utterly different régime with different values and I’m afraid that’s not going to transpire through any ballot box.

  26. Talkback
    March 26, 2016, 6:09 am

    The main question is always the same:

    Would they have treated him this way, if he was Jewish?

    • niass2
      March 26, 2016, 6:52 pm

      as long as his thoughts weren’t kosher, like say he was pro peace or a hippy or dpe fiend or hs hair wasn’t perfect some abstraction, then of course, kill him. In those situations Israelis must make instant decisions, kill everyone, 80%, 25%,or everyone all day long. Each moment is different. They do seem to like to kill, however. They finished telling God they are better than those people, the Palestinians, God was unconvinced so they told him to just shut up. God is preparing their confinement loaf as we speak. Its made of bean by products pressed into a loaf. Its used in our Federal prisons today.

  27. Pauline
    March 26, 2016, 10:17 am

    ‘The most moral army in the world’ is in fact the most immoral, carrying out extrajudicial killings of innocent & unarmed civilians on a daily basis as part of the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous people of the West Bank & East Jerusalem, funded by #BarackObama & fully supported by #HillaryClinton. Where’s the hope for any change we can believe in…?

  28. niass2
    March 26, 2016, 6:46 pm

    this is bad, unless your Jewish. I was talking to my mom about the fact we and our ancestors were and are Jewish. She said when it comes to crap like Religion, you better shop around. But being wise she said people that do this arent religious, they’re quasi religious militarized weaponzed nationalist fanatics , looking to start a fight. Similar to KKK. If this is Judaism, I’ll pick another religion. Somehow it would appear tjese are people are of no sane background, if they’re Jewish, I wouldn’t wanna be part of that club. I have better things to do with my time than run around hating others, killing them on TV, and then wondering what is wrong. its stressful and useless, to do that all day. Why bother, religions are worse than drugs, I tried both, liked neither.

    • just
      March 26, 2016, 7:39 pm

      My Mom taught me the Golden Rule and more… that has and always will serve me well.

      (So do those 10 Commandments…it’s not rocket science nor is it mumbo-jumbo. It’s Humanism 101. Respect.)

      • Marnie
        March 27, 2016, 8:14 am

        @just –

        exactly right –

  29. talknic
    March 27, 2016, 4:55 am

    The Laws of War – Article 1: ”To have a fixed distinctive emblem recognizable at a distance

    Why are there at least four non-uniformed men without a distinctive recognizable emblem carrying arms in occupied territories?

    The video reveals more than one war crime, more than one war criminal.

  30. Marnie
    March 27, 2016, 8:14 am

    There’s a petition on facebook with over 40,000 signatures in support of giving the murdering medic a medal.

  31. Ossinev
    March 27, 2016, 10:21 am

    Meanwhile the Yahoo is in full Hasbara overdrive:
    “The IDF soldiers, our children, are preserving moral norms while they are fighting courageously against blood-thirsty murderers in very difficult conditions,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.”

    I obviously wasn`t at the cabinet meeting but I can just picture the tears running down his cheeks as he wept over his children and their wonderful lovable “moral norms”.

    My sick bucket runneth over.

  32. Jakeburbar
    March 28, 2016, 12:14 am

    It’s pretty unbelievable how they shoot that man In Cold Blood that was murder I don’t care what anybody says Israel claims to be a Civilized Nation with laws. If anybody thinks that was not murdered they are fools Israel thinks it’s above the law it’s not one day the world will open its eyes and see the atrocities committed by the IDF

  33. MaxNarr
    March 28, 2016, 12:30 pm

    It seems this article left out the fact the man had already attempted murder on a soldier and was not fully neutralized, was wearing a heavy coat on a blistering hot day and hadn’t been checked by sappers before it was suspected he would detonate his explosive.

    Once you attach a soldier with intent to kill, you will die. Full stop. End of story. Every single terrorist that attacks an Israeli settler, soldier, civilian, mother, or father will be executed on the spot. The ONLY way to prevent this is to not attempt murder.

    • Shmuel
      March 28, 2016, 1:01 pm

      So which is it?

      Was he “not fully neutralized … wearing a heavy coat on a blistering hot day and hadn’t been checked by sappers before it was suspected he would detonate his explosive”;

      or

      “Every single terrorist that attacks an Israeli settler, soldier, civilian, mother, or father will be executed on the spot”?

      The former, should it prove to be true, may be a legitimate defence. The latter is a war crime, and would be considered murder according to Israeli law.

      In terms of speculation, if I were going to attack soldiers and had a knife AND a bomb, I hardly think I’d go for the knife — which means that no one seriously expects a knife attacker to be wired with explosives (that he would probably never get a chance to use).

    • eljay
      March 28, 2016, 4:04 pm

      || MaxNarr: It seems this article left out the fact the man had already attempted murder on a soldier and was not fully neutralized … ||

      Except that he was fully neutralized…unless what you mean is “fully murdered” in which case, no, he wasn’t fully murdered. Not at first, anyway.

      || … was wearing a heavy coat on a blistering hot day and hadn’t been checked by sappers before it was suspected he would detonate his explosive. ||

      So the IDF consists of sadistic goons who are both murderous and horribly incompetent. This makes Captain Israel very sad. :-(

      || … Once you attach a soldier with intent to kill, you will die. Full stop. End of story. Every single terrorist that attacks an Israeli settler, soldier, civilian, mother, or father will be executed on the spot. … ||

      Lowering the bar on what constitutes justice in the world for all people – including your fellow Jews – is stupid, dangerous and immoral. Full stop. End of story. Why do you Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?

      • Mooser
        March 28, 2016, 7:26 pm

        “End of story. Why do you Zio-supremacists hate Jews so much?”

        Zionists consider Jews their raw material. Just people to be used and thrown away in their quest for whatever-it-is, they’re after.

      • Mooser
        March 29, 2016, 12:15 am

        “Every single terrorist that attacks an Israeli settler, soldier, civilian, mother, or father will be executed on the spot. … “

        “MaxNarr” what happened? You should go back to ‘attacks an “Jewish” settler, soldier, civilian, mother, or father

        Because, “MaxNarr” there is no such thing as an Israeli! They don’t exist.

        That’s cause, like the antsemite it is, Israel wants ‘the Jews’ to take the blame. You used to be all for blaming the Jews, “Max”. What happened? You were always the first one to point out their religion. Why did you get so anti-Israel all of a sudden? Why the delegitimization of Israel?

    • Mooser
      March 28, 2016, 7:06 pm

      That’s it, “MaxNarr”! Every time you slip one of your posts past the Moderators, you strike mighty blows for Truth, Jewstice, and the Zionist Way!

    • talknic
      March 28, 2016, 8:57 pm

      @ MaxNarr “It seems this article left out the fact the man had already attempted murder on a soldier”

      IIsraeli soldiers in non-Israeli territory are valid military targets. You must of course ignore that simple fact

      ” and was not fully neutralized”

      Please indicate on the video time line where he moved … thx (bye bye Max)

      ” was wearing a heavy coat on a blistering hot day and hadn’t been checked by sappers before it was suspected he would detonate his explosive”

      Had they suspected he was carrying explosives, they would NOT have shot him at close range with other people, including ambulances, in close proximity

      ” Every single terrorist that attacks an Israeli settler, soldier, “

      Soldiers are valid military targets Max

      “The ONLY way to prevent this is to not attempt murder”

      A) Soldiers are valid military targets Max.
      B) A neutralized alleged belligerent was murdered (no evidence of any arms carried by either Palestinian has been presented BTW)
      C) Fact is Max, you’re lying again, it isn’t the ‘ONLY’ way. There’s no legal, ethical, moral or practical barrier stopping Israel from adhering to the law and f*cking off out of ALL non-Israeli territories, taking its illegal settler scum, go live in Israel, it has NEVER been tried

  34. McR_Studio
    April 8, 2016, 7:56 am

    I wonder which word describes this text best – biased or unprofessional.

    Let’s start with the catchy title: Israeli soldier filmed executing wounded Palestinian man. What does it actually say? There was a Palestinian man – wounded by somebody, somewhere, probably wounded for being a Palestinian, maybe – by settlers. Only in the fourth paragraph the readers are informed that the men (i.e. the executed one and his partner, who was killed on the spot) “are alleged to have carried out a stabbing attack on a soldier. ” Alleged. Really? But maybe this was not that man with a knife, maybe these were some aliens from the Moon. But since this moment was not filmed we don’t really know.
    Then we get to know that the soldier was really wounded.
    “The video depicts the injured Israeli soldier receiving medical treatment and being evacuated by a settler ambulance seconds before the Palestinian man is executed. The wounded Israeli soldier sits up in a stretcher, indicating that his injuries are presumably much less severe than either of the Palestinian men lying on the ground. ” (I especially love this settler ambulance. Are you trying to say that there is a separate network of settler ambulances?).
    The text is no less manipulative as it develops.
    Yet it is well known that the commanders of the soldier, who killed the wounded Palestinian assailant, immediately informed the superiors and he was arrested and tried by the military investigative police. The top brass, including the Chief of Staff and the Defense minister, as well as the Prime minister, immediately denounced this murder. Despite the public pressure, with many voices calling to release the arrested soldier, as well as a rally in front of the building of the military court, the soldier is to be prosecuted, as of now – for manslaughter.
    For journalists, as everybody else, it is legitimate to fight against occupation, but biased and manipulative texts are of no help, to put it mildly.

    • Mooser
      April 8, 2016, 2:05 pm

      “(I especially love this settler ambulance. Are you trying to say that there is a separate network of settler ambulances?). “

      Gee, what do you think?

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