Tag: State sponsored murder

Israel amassing its forces ahead of Nakba protests | The Electronic Intifada

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian protester and injured hundreds more during the seventh consecutive Friday of the Great March of Return demonstrations along Gaza’s eastern perimeter.

Jaber Salem Abu Mustafa, 38, died after he was shot in the chest east of Khan Younis. Forty-one Palestinians have been fatally injured during the protests that were launched on 30 March.

During that same period, Israeli forces killed 13 additional Palestinians in Gaza who were not participating in the protests when they were fatally wounded.

Nearly 200 people were injured by live fire on Friday. Ten persons were said to be critically wounded.

Three medics and six journalists were also reported injured.

Reporter Motasem Ahmed Dalloul was hit by live fire to the stomach, the Committee to Protect Journalists

via Israel amassing its forces ahead of Nakba protests | The Electronic Intifada

The Latest Gaza Massacre: ‘There Is No Better Life But For Dead People’ – New Matilda

Over the past month, Israel has slaughtered almost 50 unarmed Palestinians protesting the theft of their land and the oppression under which they live. Jakob Reimann explains.

via The Latest Gaza Massacre: ‘There Is No Better Life But For Dead People’ – New Matilda

“Gaza is about to explode,” warns UN envoy | The Electronic Intifada

Body of journalist, wrapped in a Palestinian flag, is carried by a crowd of people with his protective helmet resting on him

Thirty-five Palestinians, including four children, have been killed during the protests that are set to culminate around the 15 May commemoration of the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of the lands on which the state of Israel was declared in 1948.

“These horrific casualty figures – the 35 Palestinians killed and 1,500 injured by live ammunition – are the predictable outcome of the manifestly illegal rules of engagement implemented during the demonstrations, of ordering soldiers to use lethal gunfire against unarmed demonstrators who pose no mortal danger,” B’Tselem director Hagai El-Ad stated in a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

“Like so many other Palestinians in Gaza, it is highly likely that they never had a chance to leave the small patch of land – roughly half the size of New York City – which is the Gaza Strip,” El-Ad added.

“They lived their lives without any political rights, devoid of any hope for a reasonable future, totally subject to the decisions and policies of the Israeli government.”

El-Ad pointed to Israel’s political leadership, in particular Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and the army chief of staff, for “responsibility for these fatal outcomes.”

via “Gaza is about to explode,” warns UN envoy | The Electronic Intifada

Israeli Marksmen continue to use Peaceful Palestinian Protesters in Gaza for Target Practice: 2 dead, 40 Wounded | Informed Comment

4th Week

Ma’an News Agency | – – Gaza City (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed a 24-year-old Palestinian protester in Gaza on Friday afternoon, the second Palestinian to be killed during Friday’s

Source: Israeli Marksmen continue to use Peaceful Palestinian Protesters in Gaza for Target Practice: 2 dead, 40 Wounded | Informed Comment

When shooting a teen in the back is a ‘professional error’ | +972 Magazine

An IDF brigade commander shot a Palestinian teen who threw a rock at his jeep, while the boy was running away, and then left him bleeding on the road. Initially, the colonel claimed his life was in danger. With each subsequent interrogation, the story changed. The military police determined the incident was a ‘professional error’ –  bad aim – and closed the case despite evidence that tells a very different story. By John Brown* and Noam Rotem On July 3, 2015, Col. Yisrael Shomer, then-commander of the IDF’s Binyamin Brigade, was driving towards the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank.…

Source: When shooting a teen in the back is a ‘professional error’ | +972 Magazine

Deputy defense minister wants to give IDF soldiers a license to kill | +972 Magazine

Eli Ben Dahan believes Israeli soldiers should be allowed to kill Palestinians before, during, or after military operations. Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan is reportedly working on submitting a bill proposal that will grant soldiers a license to kill, according to a Channel 2 news report that aired Saturday evening. [tmwinpost] The bill will allow security forces to “enjoy immunity from actions they carried out or refrained from carrying out, and all before, after, and during an operational activity or terrorist attack that was not part of the day-to-day operational activities of the unit in which he/she works…

Source: Deputy defense minister wants to give IDF soldiers a license to kill | +972 Magazine

Under occupation, Palestinian teens are always killed by ‘mistake’ | +972 Magazine

More occupation means demolishing more homes. It means more families who will wake up in the middle of the night. It means killing more Palestinian teenagers. Because we have the power, the weapons, and the law at our disposal. By Hagai El-Ad A few hours before Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told members of the EU Parliament that “the current diplomatic, political and regional conditions do not allow Israelis and Palestinians to reach a permanent peace agreement” a few weeks ago, Israeli soldiers shot and killed 15-year-old Mahmoud Badran. They also “mistakenly” wounded four of his friends, who had just come back…

Source: Under occupation, Palestinian teens are always killed by ‘mistake’ | +972 Magazine