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Video: Israeli Soldiers Fire at Car, Killing Elderly Woman

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- 1201 days ago -
As blogger Richard Silverstein notes, Israeli media reported that military officials were disturbed that the video leaked out.


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Janis K (129)
Monday November 9, 2015, 10:40 am
Sad, all police are way too quick with the trigger finger.

Steve D (13)
Monday November 9, 2015, 10:42 am
DWP is crime it would seem. When will the world hold israel accountable for it;s non-stop crimes against humanity? Or does the world agree with the israel view that the Palestinians are not human?

As an American I am ashamed that my government is continually supporting the terrorist israeli government. If only our leaders had the decency and sense to make them stop.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday November 9, 2015, 10:49 am
Shared everywhere
Thanks Carrie.

Erika Acosta (0)
Monday November 9, 2015, 11:38 am

james C (8)
Monday November 9, 2015, 12:02 pm
Israeli media reported that military officials were disturbed that the video leaked out. I bet the her family are more then disturbed about this video.

Carrie B (306)
Monday November 9, 2015, 12:13 pm
When I watched the video I thought she was being waved through the checkpoint. Imagine my surprise when I saw the soldiers start firing!

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday November 9, 2015, 2:30 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
Yes; I thought it was shocking, too.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 9, 2015, 11:42 pm
More brutality there--what else is new. Sad. thx Carrie

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 4:51 am
As to be expected from those bloody Zionists.

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 5:41 am
Oh God. What a terrible thing to do.

Tuesday November 10, 2015, 6:39 am
Trying to outdo Nazis, hitler.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 8:48 am
horrible news

Janet B (0)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 12:29 pm

Lona G (66)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 12:37 pm
It's all too obvious that the IDF is in such a state of alarm that they have all opted for "shoot first, ask questions later" choice and further failing at any attempt at coordination of actions. One soldier seems to wave her through the checkpoint while another, not aware that this has happened, feels threatened as she passes him and starts shooting in the now common knee-jerk reaction. The only coordination visible was all of them joining in shooting at the car in reflex.

Knud Thirup (53)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 4:17 pm
noted and shared

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 4:39 pm
RIP....I doubt it you had little peace while on your Earth Walk.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 10:06 pm
So sad. Where in the Hel* is the minds of these evil as*holes??? I'm sick of violence. We Need PEACE throughout the WORLD. Not HATRED. May the idiots that did this, rot in Hel*. Hopefully it will be sooner than later. Thanks Carrie

fly bird (26)
Wednesday November 11, 2015, 5:20 am
73-year-old’s death highlights Israeli extrajudicial killings.

HEBRON // The killing of a 73-year-old woman in the West Bank has raised fresh questions about disproportionate response by Israeli troops to alleged Palestinian attacks.

Tharwat Al Sharawi was shot dead in the driver’s seat of her car on Friday after pulling into a petrol station in Halhul, near Hebron, by Israeli security forces who said she attempted to run them over.

Her family said she was driving to her sister’s house for lunch and had no intention of ramming the soldiers, a claim backed by Palestinian medics who said she was driving through heavy rain at the time.

Al Sharawi is one of 74 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces since tensions escalated in mid-September. Israel has accused at least 45 of those killed of being involved in attacks or attempted attacks, most of them stabbings. The others were shot during clashes between stone-throwers and security forces. Eleven Israelis have been killed in the violence.

Thirty of the Palestinian deaths have been in Hebron, where hundreds of troops guard about 500 Jewish settlers in the Old City amid a Palestinian population of more than 200,000.

Human rights groups in Hebron have questioned the apparent Israeli policy of shooting to kill. Amnesty International has said it documented at least four “extrajudicial executions” in Hebron and East Jerusalem in which Palestinians were deliberately shot dead by Israeli forces when they posed no imminent threat to life.

Nine Palestinian youth were shot dead in Hebron in the past two weeks, including 23-year-old Islam Ibeidu, who was shot in the head multiple times at a checkpoint on Shuhada Street, near the Old City, on October 28.

As in the Al Sharawi case, and many others, the circumstances of Ibeidu’s death are disputed. The Israeli military says he tried to stab a soldier; Palestinian eyewitnesses say he was unarmed.

“I saw him cross the checkpoint and go through the metal detector, how could he have had a knife?” the owner of a local butcher shop, who identified himself only as Zaid, told The National.

This is another, tragic murder. So terribly wrong.
Thank you, Carrie.

Down with the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine-siege of Gaza!
End all U.S. aid to Israel, now!

Steve D (13)
Wednesday November 11, 2015, 9:01 am
That the israeli military was disturbed that the video leaked out and they have launched an investigation into the leak. They are not disturbed that they murdered an innocent civilian nor are they investigating her death.

If I could go to her funeral I would gladly go

Janet B (0)
Wednesday November 11, 2015, 12:41 pm

james C (8)
Wednesday November 11, 2015, 10:50 pm
Lona you said its "shoot first, ask questions later" , sorry to say this but its "shoot first, ask no questions later" as in their eyes its all Palestinian are killers.

Monika A (94)
Thursday November 12, 2015, 11:56 am
Noted and shared.

Monika A (94)
Thursday November 12, 2015, 12:02 pm
Situations such like this, even if ... this is just online possible to see... I'm loosing my inner power
Why ???

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Monday January 18, 2016, 7:43 am
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