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Times of Israel: New Footage Suggests Evidence Tampering in Hebron Shooting

World  (tags: israel, IDF, Hebron, "manslaughter", evidence tampering, video record, Sgt. Elor Azaria, Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, knife )

- 1018 days ago -
Prosecutor releases video of ambulance driver kicking knife closer to disarmed Palestinian assailant who was shot dead by soldier. (the Kfir Brigade soldier was caught on camera shooting al-Sharif in the head as he lay motionless on the ground.)


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Evelyn B (63)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 1:06 pm
Hard to deny this video - tweeted by Channel2, originally found on Mako TV (Israeli site)

BUT of course, criticising IDF for unacceptable extrajudicial murder is attacked as "anti-Semitic", even when the proof was filmed by an Israeli ...

Roger G (148)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 1:36 pm
noted, thanks

Beth M (138)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 1:42 pm
Evidence tampering. Nothing new.

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 2:00 pm
Sadly, you are right, Beth - but it is seldom as clearly recorded ... AND shared!!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 2:26 pm
Obviously, it was very poorly stage managed.

I think the advent of social media is proving to be a real thorn in the side of what is considered approved and authoritarian.

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 3:19 pm
Yes, Darren -
And when one has growing numbers of Israelis who have integrity & are faced by situations that shake their conscience ... more seeps out into the alternative social media (like the voice expressing shock at the tampering, in the video).

Of course, the same is also true elsewhere where the "official line" isn't supported by reality ... and authority is abused

Animae C (507)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 7:39 pm
Yes i had seen this, DISGUSTING!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 8:40 pm
“There’s a claim that the terrorist moved his hand in the direction of the knife that was near his hand — we will show that this claim is a false one,” chief prosecutor Lt. Col. Nadav Weissman told the Jaffa Military Court on Wednesday."

'moved his hand in the direction of the knife' Yeah, maybe, if he had a 6-foot arm length?!


Shirley S (187)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 9:35 pm
noted with disgust

fly bird (26)
Friday June 3, 2016, 12:07 am
I saw this video; and it was probably placed there, in the first place, like so many other cases.

These disgusting knife 'allegations' are constantly being set up to frame innocent people and are used on a routine basis to escape accountability and justify criminal abuses and murder.
What a bunch of murdering, cowardly thugs.

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 3, 2016, 12:16 am
Randy - his spirit must have been reaching out after the knife was kicked into a 6 foot range, & the IDF soldier was psychic, reading his future intentions ! Since no IDF soldier would EVER commit murder against a Palestinian ...

But - NB - at least one Israeli close to the guy filming was shocked by the tampering with the evidence. You can clearly hear his horrified "BUT ..." when the knife is kicked closer to al-Sharif's dead body. (He's probably become yet another future member of Breaking the Silence)

Actually, if one watches the video carefully - the knife wasn't even in the position shown as "before" - it appears to have been discovered when the ambulance moves off. (Was it under the ambulance?) It is kicked (?by the cameraman?) from somewhere out of sight - the other side of the blood stains - across the stains to closer to the body ...

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 3, 2016, 4:26 am
Unfortunately, tampering with the scene all too often happens. Clearly the video shows the knife was kicked towards the body.

Until the leadership of the Country begins to quell the anger and incitement of the people this will continue on. The leadership that is in Israel today will not do that, the people in Israel will have to realize that what is being done has not improved their lives but actually has them in a police State. Be they the police State or the oppressed none of the average citizen is having a peaceful life.

The war mongers want power and this is good for them, fits well into their psychopathic mentality.

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 3, 2016, 12:01 pm
I wonder how long this Prosecutor will be in office?

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 3, 2016, 12:02 pm
Sadly - too true, Dandelion.

And, of course, pulling strings behind the political war mongers are those who make their fortunes producing & selling arms & munitions ...
Bear in mind that the Government-owned IAI contributes significantly to GDP. Already, in a Govt report dated 2000, "Company sales in 2000 amounted to $2.18 billion, of which exports accounted for $1.7 billion. In the same year, IAI signed some 1,600 new contracts worth approximately $2.6 billion." (
And that is only the Govt company - there are also private companies ... of which Elbit is probably the largest, but others also rank in the global top 100 arms sales ...
ALSO - the very advanced Israeli Hi-Tech industry develops for munitions, & then adapts for civilian use ...
So the attraction of war has a strong "pragmatic" basis - power and $$$ (which has little to do fundamentally with "self-defence", and far more to do with "self-interest")

The arms industry has similar power & influence in other countries (especially the US, but the UK, France, Germany, Italy etc also have a number of companies in the top 100) - but nowhere else is as strong at manipulating the "self-defence" narrative to disguise the power & $$$ interest!

So, Dandelion - you are very correct in saying "Until the leadership of the Country begins to quell the anger and incitement of the people this will continue on". ***************************

There are signs that the present government, & BN's strategies & priorities, are over-reaching what is tolerable to the Israeli general public, the military & the Intelligence sector ...

The leakage of the video here is a symptom of a malaise concerning the extent that extremists are getting away with the "intolerable", and concerning the provocation that aggressive extension of illegal settlements across the Occupied Territories represents
- Not all Israelis are able (or even want) to suppress their consciences over human rights of the Palestinians &/or over the political Zionists who are pushing the concept that the indigenous population should not even BE there, that all Palestine should be "Eretz Israel", the Occupied West Bank should be known as Judea and Samaria Area, an "integral" part of a Jewish State that should exist only for the Jewish people. And far from all Jews, even practising religious Jews, round the world support this political Zionist extremism ...

Lona G (66)
Friday June 3, 2016, 1:02 pm
Defence Minister Yaron quit his post after he was the only sensible person in parliament who wanted to have the incident investigated. He's now been replaced with ultra-right Lieberman who wants to reintroduce the death penalty and thinks Israel has been to soft in the Gaza war in 2014. Now guess what's going to happen to this video.

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 3, 2016, 1:39 pm
********************** Lona! Luckily, the video is now OUT - so it can't be so easily "erased from memory"!

I wonder how MANY such cases are equally based on false/tampered evidence ....
Several have been caught on video (and posted by Israelis concerned about false evidence & unethical behaviour) - the tip of an iceberg?

Janet B (0)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 12:56 pm

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 1:29 pm
Thanks, Evelyn. I also agree that there was an ill-fated attempt to tamper evidence. It's something easy to notice in this take.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 4:33 pm
Disgusting. Thanks Evelyn

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 5, 2016, 1:32 am
To add to all this, if you've got the technical expertise and money, you can create a situation on video.

This is actually why public capturing of incidents (from different angles) is VERY useful.

M B (62)
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 1:55 pm
Even I noticed it.
It's out now - in the collective memory.
Thank you!

Farah H (155)
Thursday June 9, 2016, 4:37 am
noted, thank you for sharing
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