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Israel drops case against soldiers who killed Palestinian doctor

MEMO | April 14, 2023

Israel’s State Prosecutor yesterday closed the case into two Israeli soldiers who shot dead a Palestinian man at one of the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city earlier this month.

According to Haaretz, the State Prosecutor, Amit Aisman, accepted the claims of the Israeli Justice Ministry’s police misconduct unit and the deputy state prosecutor for criminal affairs. Following “solid and clear evidence,” the State Prosecutor’s Office announced that the victim, Mohammad Al-Osaibi, shot two bullets while attempting to grab the weapon of one of the officers before he was shot dead and therefore, no offence was imposed by the Israeli forces.

Moreover, further investigation, according to Aisman, concluded that the area where the attack took place was not recorded by the cameras in the area and the Israeli officers failed to switch on their body cameras due to lack of time.

Rights groups have, however, questioned the lack of video footage of the event.

Al-Osaibi’s family deny the police’s version of events, saying the  26-year-old doctor from Houra, a Bedouin Arab village in southern Israel, was shot when he intervened to help a Palestinian girl.

His uncle, Ahmed Alasibi, told Haaretz : “From what we understand, he encountered the police who were harassing a young Palestinian woman, and apparently there was an argument. They shot him to death for no reason, the whole talk about an attack and taking their weapon is a lie.”

Tensions have been running high across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in recent months amid repeated Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Over 90 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of the year, according to Palestinian figures. Fourteen Israelis have also been killed over the same period.

April 15, 2023 - Posted by | Deception, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, War Crimes | , , ,

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  1. The ongoing emasculation of the Palestinian people by Netanyahu’s government must cease to prevent more bloodshed while international organizations responsible for preventing human rights violations investigate the actions of the Netanyahu government.

    One would think that participants in the international order of civilized nations would add their voices to halt what appears to be a policy of ethnic genocide against the Palestinian people. Israel’s actions under this president are not only destructive but are setting fire to attempts at a two-state solution. Where is the instructive intervention from the general assembly of ambassadors from world governments in the UN? There is little if any objections to Israel’s intransigence. It undermines the UN’s raison d’ etre which makes us question the authority and credibility of UN Secretary-General Gutierrez.

    The Biden administration and the US Congress are united in their silence in the face of Israel’s recent brazen actions of sending IDF into the West Bank and Gaza Strip with orders that result in the killing of Palestinians, young and old. It is not policy. It is ethnic cleansing. The 26-year-old Palestinian doctor was attending one of the holiest of holy places on a holy pilgrimage during Ramadan when he was reportedly gunned down by armed IDF troops that had entered the Mosque on orders of the Netanyahu government. Conflicting reports from Israeli investigators and the young doctor’s family must be investigated by an independent investigative body. The deceased’s family contends that the young doctor was trying to protect a young Palestinian girl from being harassed by IDF soldiers who were in the Mosque at the time. They stated that their son was gunned down indiscriminately by the soldiers because he objected to their harsh treatment of the young girl. There is no mention of the testimony of the young girl in question. She must have witnessed the scene of the killing and the fact that her testimony was not made public is highly suspicious.

    Temple on the Mount is one of the holiest places of worship in the Muslim world, where this young Palestinian doctor was killed. There can be no irony more glaring or more demanding of the truth than this.
    Isn’t it even more ironic that Muslims and Jews lived in harmony in Syria before the US-sponsored regime change war that caused a mass exodus of Syrian refugees who fled their once peaceful and prosperous nation because Bashir Assad refused to abide by the CIA/Obama sponsored Jihad that was intended to overthrow his government on behalf of the rules-based Imperial order?


    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | April 16, 2023 | Reply

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