Video shows Israeli police beating a Palestinian boy after he refuses to take his trousers off in freezing temperatures.
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Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint shot Abdullah Samih Ahmad Qalalwa, age 25, in the chest, then denied him medical assistance. Their reasons for attacking him are implausible.
Israel’s efforts to control and destroy the lives of Palestinians is visible in the thousands of big and small incidents that happen every day. Below are summaries of just a handful of shocking (but unsurprising) stories from the past few days that you may not have heard about.
Fifteen days into 2023, thirteen Palestinians have been killed by Israel. The latest victim, Ahmad Kahala, was shot Sunday at point-blank range, and medics were blocked from saving his life.
Saturday, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians, Ezzeddin Hamamra, 24, and Amjad Khaliliyya, 23; the same day, Yazan Ja’bari, 19, died from wounds inflicted by Israeli soldiers earlier this month.
Israel has one of the most powerful armies in the world.
Israel is lying about its soldiers’ actions that night: this wasn’t a fluke – it was Israeli standard operating procedure.
A preventable tragedy: Israeli firefighters stay away from this Palestinian neighborhood; Palestinian firefighters were blocked from passing through the Israeli-manned checkpoint.
“It has been six days, and I still ache all over. My ribs hurt when I breathe, and I still have blue marks on the right side of the body and on my back. I still have no idea why the soldiers attacked me so violently. All I know is that they didn’t even ask to see our ID’s.” Report by Israeli NGO B’Tselem on June incident…
Palestinian Ahmed Erekat was shot, then he was left to die, and then mainstream media did its typical poor job reporting on the injustice of his death.
“We don’t have safe places to play because we are surrounded by settlements, the separation barrier, and a military base,” said Sima. “I spend my time playing in front of the house, watching TV, or visiting relatives.” Villagers must present permits each time they want to leave and return to their village. Even children must present their birth certificates in order to cross through the military gate… A report by Defense for Children International
Palestinian flutist, composer & singer: I shall go on resisting Israel’s racism and apartheid with my music, and one day I may make a difference in my people’s struggle for liberation. The airport guard, however, will continue to search Palestinians’ underwear, to lie about our laptops, and to be an insignificant tool of a system of racist oppression…