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Israeli soldiers celebrate shooting an 18-year-old


Photo by ISM
International Solidarity Movement | August 12, 2014

Hebron, Occupied Palestine – On August 9th in Hebron, Israeli soldiers celebrated shooting an 18-year-old Palestinian youth in the leg with live ammunition.

The Canadian volunteer, Vern, who witnessed the soldier firing, stated, “After the soldiers left the roof, I went to confront them about why they had fired. One of them said to me that he was the one who fired and that he was proud of his actions. He then asked me to take his picture.”


Photo by ISM

The hospital released a document to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) stating that the injury of the young man was a gunshot wound to the right calf, and that the injury required surgery under general anaesthetic.


Photo by Youth Against Settlements

“This is not the first time protesters have been seriously injured or killed while not being a threat to the Israeli military. On Friday (8th August) in Hebron, 40-year-old Nader Mohammad Edrees was shot in the heart by an Israeli sniper. He died several hours later. This murder was caught on video, and it is clear that Nader was no threat whatsoever when he was killed, in clear contradiction of Israeli military policy and international law.” Stated Issa Amro, Human Rights Defender with Youth Against Settlements (YAS), based in Hebron.

According to Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, grave breaches against protected people, such as Palestinians, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly, include wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health.

Israeli Human Rights group B’tselem states that, “the army’s open-fire regulations clearly stipulate that live ammunition should not be used against stone-throwers, except in cases of immediate mortal danger.”

August 13, 2014 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture, Video, War Crimes


  1. Wow, if this really played out the way you present it here and that kid did nothing wrong I suggest you send this video to someone in our Congress or Senate. What a shame, God help us all.


    Comment by scott | August 13, 2014 | Reply

    • That’s a good one, show the video to someone in our congress! Didn’t you know that the US congress is willing to give approval and money and weapons for any Israeli activities, including war crimes? That is because they want the carrots of AIPAC related campaign contributions and want to avoid the sticks of being driven from office like former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and former Congressman Earl Hilliard experienced.

      Please consult the work of the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs for a detailed accounting of the contributions side of things and perhaps the work of Jeffrey Blankfort documenting some of the stick policies of the pro-Israel lobby, including spying and quite likely assassination.


      Comment by 4justice | August 13, 2014 | Reply

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