Set up? Video appears to show Israeli soldier placing object next to Palestinian killed in Hebron (Update)

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Update: Al Jazeera reports the Palestinian person killed by the Israeli settler yesterday (video below) was teenager Fadel al-Kawasmeh, 18. Also, violent settlers went on a rampage last night attacking Palestinian homes:

18-year-old Fadel al-Kawasmeh was killed by a settler on Saturday afternoon. Palestinians dispute the accusation that the teen had tried to stab the settler.

“The situation is very tense after Kawasmeh was assassinated by the settler,” Amro said. “Hundreds of settlers attacked Palestinian homes near the Kiryat Arba settlement overnight. People defended their homes with rocks and molotov cocktails.

“People are very scared here. Parents aren’t sending their kids to school and a lot of people aren’t going to work,” he added. “The settlers are even more violent than the soldiers.”


An Israeli civilian shot and killed a Palestinian teen in Hebron today. The killer claimed the Palestinian intended to harm him. The aftermath of the murder was released on video by Youth Against Settlements. The killer, all in white, shows no sign of being attacked.

This video is disturbing. Questions have been raised over an exchange between two of the soldiers who appear to be passing something from one to another at 13 seconds in the video.

What’s he passing to the soldier?


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The soldier appears to lean over a body (corpse) lying on the ground:

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Dead men tell no tales. They can’t tell the truth, provide testimony or speak for themselves. Are we watching a set up?

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Thank you Annie, your efforts and those here at MW continues to give me hope.
This coverage is all truly appreciated.

The suspicion is nonsense A) unlike a surveillance camera, it’s quite unsteady B) @ 00:08 you can see the soldier nearest the body talking on a phone. It’s in his left hand. @ 00:10 he hands it to the other soldier. It’s traveling AWAY from the body Never the less, WTF is an armed and illegal Israel civilian doing in non-Israeli territory? Why wasn’t he wearing the required clearly distinguishable military emblem? Why wasn’t he… Read more »

Interesting: – At around the 5- to 8-second mark, there is very clearly nothing on the ground between the soldier’s feet and the body. At that point, the soldier is briefly seen talking on a phone/radio. – At the 13- to 14-second mark, the soldier is handed something, which he appears immediately to drop next to the body. – Three soldiers then huddle around the body and, when they disperse, there is now very clearly… Read more »

The bustards are getting away with murder. How many innocent civilians are killed and knives planted close by, to cover the crime? What do they do now, carry extra knives to help their criminals justify the murders? These are young kids, and their lives seem to not be of any value to these criminal murderers. I feel just like Annie, sometimes too. It is depressing that the US is compliant in all these crimes. Kerry… Read more »

Whatever actually happened there, it is inconceivable to me that the shooter was not immediately disarmed and taken into custody, if no other reason than to ensure he didn’t accidentally shoot one of the soldiers. It is a policy not to disarm and arrest settlers who kill people?