Thanks for your thoughts, Annie. By “presided over” I mean this was the police commander on the scene, commanding, at the time of Saba Nidal Obeid’s death on May 12, according to the medic I spoke with. Of course, all were police. My error, wherever ‘soldiers’ pop up. I shall fix.
Re: “young lady,” perhaps I could have referred to her as a “young woman.” Must be my generation. Can’t help sensing a bit of humanity in these people, and conveying accordingly in my writing. A past article of mine, showing photos of smiling soldiers in Hebron (with similarly sympathetic caption) drew the ire of one reader. I see no point in demonizing Israeli soldiers and police in images of this sort. Check out the photo of woman in question in my Green Planet Monitor story — with caption. I borrowed caption thought from a local Palestinian activist, who must have been touched by the same sense of humanity.
Take care, Annie.