Israel Seeks to Divert Attention from Its Execution of Wounded Palestinian Prisoners

An Israeli soldier has been detained, as a result of a video showing him shooting a severely wounded Palestinian as he lay motionless on the ground. The IDF soldier is seen in the video footage, cocking his weapon and shooting the wounded man in the head.  However, the IDF soldier will not be prosecuted for murder, only manslaughter – and there would be no prosecution at all of this extrajudicial execution but for the existence of this highly inconvenient video. 

But, astonishingly, in a recent poll carried out by an Israeli TV station, most of the respondents supported the killing.

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It has also been reported that prior to this execution, a group of Democratic Congressmen had asked the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to investigate the alleged involvement of Israeli government forces in these extrajudicial execution killings of Palestinians.

To counter the worldwide condemnation of its illegal occupation and settlement, the Israeli government sends out teams of emergency response teams to anywhere in the world wherever there is an earthquake or civil catastrophe, in a highly publicised propaganda effort to divert attention from its brutal occupation of Palestinian land and its illegal blockade of essential goods into Gaza in its failed attempt at regime change.

These so-called ‘search and rescue’ responders sent out, in a blaze of publicity propaganda, to Haiti, Japan and Nepal to offer assistance to victims of national disasters, are singularly absent in their own country to help victims of their own government-sponsored military brutality unmatched by any other Western army where there is a proven culture of military discipline and moral authority.

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Articles by: Anthony Bellchambers

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