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Video appears to show Israeli shot ending Palestinian footballer’s career as he stands with selfie stick

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A video posted by a Gaza journalist today appears to show the moment that a young Palestinian football player was shot in the leg, destroying his knee, and his career, evidently by an Israeli sniper while the young man was merely video’ing himself near the Israeli border last Friday. Israel killed 17 Palestinian protesters and wounded hundreds more.

Palestinian journalist Mohammed Kareem posted the video today:

In text:

Video shows the exact moment of shooting the Palestinian footballer Mohammed Khalil in his knee putting an end to his career.
Note that Mohammed was protesting peacefully & unarmed in #GreatReturnMarch 🇵🇸
Now, Mohammed needs a knee replacement surgery to be able to walk again

Here is a grisly closeup:

Screenshot from video of Palestinian footballer Mohammed Khalil filming himself the moment he is shot in his knee by Israeli forces, putting an end to his career.

 Kareem writes today in response to a news organization:

No, as it clear, Mohammed Khalil who was shot was filming himself.. He is a friend of mine and a neighbor of mine. He gave it to me exclusively and I edited it and tweet it

On Friday Kareem had posted the news:

My friend & the Palestinian footballer Mohammed Khalil, a player in Al-Salah FC, was shot in his knee by an israeli sniper while he was protesting peacefully in the That racist terrorist bullet put an end to his football career

Mohammed Khalil, in green, shown on soccer pitch, from Mohammed Kareem’s twitter feed

This is a photo apparently of Khalil in the hospital.

Mohammed Khalil in the hospital, photo from Mohammed Kareem’s twitter feed.

Kareen visited Khalil at his home this evening, he appears in good spirits. However, in conversation with Mondoweiss Kareem informed us Khalil had been hit with an explosive type of ammunition known as “the butterfly”. According to Dr. Basem Naim, former Health Minister of the Gaza Strip, there have been “100s of such cases“. Kareen said of the bullet:

It’s a butterfly one, entered his knee and come out from the other side, then it hit the other knee and broke it

The first knee is completely damaged and need to be surgically replaced. The other one is broken and it will take a few months to be well again

Asaf Ronel of Haaretz comments appropriately:

Another shocking video. says snipers were ordered to shoot “main instigators” during the protests in . More than 800 Palestinians were wounded from live Israeli fire. Here is how it looks.

Remember that the Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said: “nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.” This was highly intentional, and further proof of the arbitrary and criminal nature of the shootings, which has still not come home to U.S. media.

The incident recalls the killing of two Gaza women for merely talking on their cell phones in the 2014 Israeli slaughter. It also recalls the maiming of two Palestinian footballers, whom Israeli soldiers shot in the feet in 2014.

Ronel, who calls Israeli commanders “War Criminals,” reports that the Israeli army is changing its rules of engagement, so as not to shoot unarmed protesters inside 100 meters from the fence. “Israeli army reportedly updates rules of engagement along the fence. Armed Palestinians will be shot if they are 300 meters from the fence. Unarmed protesters can come as near as 100 meters from the fence before getting shot.”

Quds reported that another Palestinian youth was killed today by Israeli gun-fire.

Palestinian identified as Ahmad Omar Arafah, 25, is shot and killed near Gaza fence, April 3, 2018. From Quds News Network.

 

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Sickening. What type of sadistic mind finds this justified? Just sickening…

RE: “A video posted by a Gaza journalist today appears to show the moment that a young Palestinian football player was shot in the leg, destroying his knee, and his career, evidently by an Israeli sniper while the young man was merely video’ing himself near the Israeli border last Friday. “

THE HASBARIST SEZ, BORROWING FROM THE ÜBER-EMPATHETIC NARCISSIST DONALD RUMSFELD: “Stuff happens!”

RE: Another shocking video. @IDFSpokesperson says snipers were ordered to shoot “main instigators” during the #GreatReturnMarch protests in #Gaza. More than 800 Palestinians were wounded from live Israeli fire. ~ Asaf Ronel of Haaretz SEE: “The Dogs of War: The Next Intifada”, By Uri Avnery, Counterpunch, 9/03/11 (EXCERPT) . . . The second (“al-Aqsa”) intifada started after the breakdown of the 2000 Camp David conference and Ariel Sharon’s deliberately provocative “visit” to the Temple Mount.… Read more »

isr snipers instructed to shoot non hamas violators, including “aspiring professional athletes”, in the knees. considering only, yet tragically, 5 of the 778 reported gsw’s were lethal, the story would best be representative of idf marksmanship excellence.