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Little reaction to Israeli soldier’s ‘Cold-Blooded Execution’ of Palestinian, lying unconscious on the ground

Crescent International

Zionist Israel can do no wrong even when its soldiers execute wounded Palestinians lying unconscious on the ground as happened in Hebron on Thursday March 24. Equally disturbing is the non-reaction of other soldiers to the cold-blooded murder. It is clear that Zionist soldiers murder Palestinians without any regard for human life or any worry that they may face the law. Killing Palestinians is a way of life in the Zionist utopia.

Jerusalem, crescent-online.net
Saturday March 26, 2016, 13:09 DST

Even by the barbaric standards of Zionist forces in Occupied Palestine, the cold-blooded execution of a wounded Palestinian has sent shockwaves around the world, but not among soldiers on the scene or the wider Israeli public.

The video released by B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization, shows a wounded Palestinian man identified as Abed al-Fatah al Sharif lying on the ground. He was one of two men that had apparently attacked an Israeli soldier wounding him slightly on Thursday March 24.

The video footage shows Israeli ambulances on the scene tending to the wounded soldier. The wounded Palestinian al-Sharif is lying on the ground, not quite motionless but clearly unconscious. The incident occurred in the West Bank town of Hebron.

Then an Israeli soldier shoots al-Sharif in the head killing him instantly. Blood can be seen streaming on the road.

What is revealing is that there is little or no reaction among Israeli soldiers to this cold-blooded murder indicating that such killings are routine in Occupied Palestine.

"Although this occurs in the plain view of other soldiers and officers," B'Tselem noted, "they do not seem to take any notice."

Equally revealing is the fact that no Western politician or Arabian dictator that are quick to order the murder of innocent Muslims has shown any concern about this extra-judicial execution of a wounded Palestinian. One can imagine the reaction if a Palestinian had killed an Israeli in such cold-blooded manner.

Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International, the UK-based human rights group commenting on the cold-blooded murder said, “The shooting of a wounded and incapacitated person, even if they have been involved in an attack, has absolutely no justification and must be prosecuted as a potential war crime.”

Even the UN was able to muster some courage to issue a statement condemning the murder. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned the "extrajudicial execution" of al-Sharif. "This was a gruesome, immoral, and unjust act that can only fuel more violence and escalate an already volatile situation," Mladenov said, according to the Ma-an News Agency.

B'Tselem called the incident beyond troubling. "The law is clear." Its statement said: "Shooting to kill is only permitted when the person is endangering the lives of others. Once the danger is over, he or she must not be harmed."

The lawyer for the accused soldier said his client admits killing the wounded unconscious Palestinian but claimed his (soldier’s) life was in danger. How that was so, was not elaborated on.

Amos Harel of the Israeli paper, Haaretz, however, described the killing as nothing less than a “cold-blooded execution”. He noted that the murder will surprise very few people in Israel. "The public atmosphere in Israel being what it is, a cold-blooded execution should come as no surprise," Harel wrote on March 25. "Politicians and rabbis are repeatedly calling on soldiers to kill terrorists without thinking too much about it."

When Zionist politicians give carte blanche for such barbaric behavior and rabbis provide religious underpinning, then it is clear that Zionist barbarism has crossed all limits.

Since October 2015, more than 200 Palestinian men, women and children have been murdered, most of them in executing-style killings by the trigger-happy Zionist soldiers and their equally obnoxious allies from among the Zionist squatters.

Link to a report carried by Commondreams that has the video footage embedded in it is provided below. Viewer discretion is advised as it is very graphic and gruesome.



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