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Video Shows Palestinian Killed By Israeli Officer Was Fleeing When Shot ~ TEXT and VIDEO

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Israel, Palestine, IDF aggression-murder, humans, freedoms, death, crime, murder, news, society, culture, dishonesty )

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Left-wing NGO B'Tselem released a video Sunday that documented the moments an Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank after he threw stones at a military jeep carrying Brigade Commander Israel Shomer.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 3:43 pm
Brutal murder...that is it.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 4:23 pm
Just another pitiful day in the so called Holy land. thx Carrie

fly b (26)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 4:37 pm
Absolutely, no surprise!!

Yet, Israeli media and occupation forces will keep on spinning the truth to hide the truth, as always, and point fingers, to evade accountability and justice!!!!!!!

Thanks, Carrie

fly b (26)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 6:31 pm
Another video:
Video Shows Israeli Officer Not in Danger When He Shot Palestinian Teen.

Instead of driving away in his military jeep after a stone was hurled at his windshield, the Israeli regional brigade commander chose to stop, chase Mohamed Kasbeh and shoot him three times.

fly b (26)
Sunday July 12, 2015, 6:34 pm
Emerald, et al -- "HAHAHA!!!".................

This says it all --- no words for a dead boy. Just pathetic 'mirth' and decrepitude.

Gillian M (11)
Monday July 13, 2015, 3:38 am
Contrary to Guardian claim, new video does not ‘confirm’ that Palestinian was shot in the back

Last week, a rock-throwing Palestinian, Mohammed Hani al-Kasbah, 17, was shot and killed by Col. Yisrael Shomer, the commanding officer of the Binyamin Brigade in the West Bank. The IDF said that the officer – who was traveling with his troops near Ramallah on July 3rd – felt his life was in danger after boulders and rocks were thrown, and he fired his weapon “according to procedure”.

However, while evidence – including witness testimony, medical records and a new B’tselem video – raises questions over the claims made by Col. Shomer that his life was in immediate danger, a Guardian report by Peter Beaumont on the new evidence grossly overstates what the video in fact demonstrates.

In ‘Video raises doubts over account of Israeli officer who killed Palestinian teenager‘, July 13th, Beaumont features the following video. (Put the video in full screen mode, and then pay attention to the top of the screen in the early moments of the clip.)

As you can see, the video shows Kasbah hurling rocks at the soldiers’ vehicle, the soldiers giving chase and aiming their weapons, and then the seconds before the Palestinian was actually shot. The soldiers then can be seen returning to their vehicle. We don’t see Shomer firing his weapon, or what Kasbah was doing as he was shot.

Indeed, Beaumont, in one passage, acknowledges this fact:

The footage – acquired by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem – was recorded by a security camera on a nearby petrol station and, although it does not show the moment of the lethal shooting itself, shows the preceding seconds.
Yet, Beaumont, a few passages later, makes the following leap:

The video confirms multiple witness accounts supplied to investigating journalists and human rights works workers – including medical evidence – that Kasbeh…was shot in the back.
The video certainly does not “confirm” that Kasbeh was shot in the back, as the video – per Beaumont’s own acknowledgement in the preceding passages – doesn’t show the actual shooting, only the “preceding seconds”. We have no idea was Kasbeh was doing, or in what direction he was facing, the moment he was shot.

The video may raise legitimate doubts over Shomer’s testimony, but it does not disprove the officer’s claim that his life was in danger, nor does it prove that the 17-year-old Palestinian was shot in the back.


Lona Goudswaard (67)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:40 am
"The forces called the suspect to halt and shot warning shots in the air. Once he continued hurling rocks at close range and in response to the imminent danger the forces fired towards the suspect," an Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP." Are we talking about the same incident? Here a stone appear to be thrown (not visible) by the figure running in from the right, the car stops immediately and people jump from it in pursuit of the first figure who has turned around immediately to flee. The army figure on the right stops, takes up position and shoots, then starts running again. This video in no way matches the story of the IDF spokeswoman, couldn't possibly match it in the same time frame. The passengers of this car were never in danger of their lives from Mohammad Kosba who literally turned on his heels.

But this won't be the last article with diverging information. This one speaks of two bullets that killed him, yesterday's spoke of three. Everyone is doing their utmost to make the incident as murky as possible, but one fact remains: a young Palestinian was killed because he threw a stone. Nothing can justify that.

Carol R (11)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:50 am
Have to agree with Lona. Thanks Carrie.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:56 pm
Now. . . had the officer stopped and taken time to engage the youth. . . that would have been a different outcome.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 4:17 am
Totally agree with Lona.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 1:37 pm

Debra G (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 7:35 pm
However this pans out, you may rest assured that the incident will be investigated and the officer, if found guilty of a crime, will be punished. Israel DOESN'T celebrate the deaths of civilians.

The government may be crazy, but that doesn't excuse the virulent hatred against a whole country. There are thousands of people on the ground - Jews and Arabs - working for peace in the region.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 15, 2015, 6:37 am
Pallywood presents...

Those videos are great movies, though sometimes they are stupid: "killed civilians" may occasionally lift their head, be seen on the background or star in other videos made later.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 15, 2015, 6:40 am
Hmm, the Arab thug decided to " threw stones at a military jeep carrying Brigade Commander Israel Shomer".

What did he expect the Israeli response to be?

Another Jihadist gone to his 72 virgins makes this world a better place.

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