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Inexcusable killing not on one side only

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Published: 9 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Heinous killing on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide – Gideon Levy – Haaretz 02.07.16
Tears have poured in Kiryat Arba, Sa’ir and elsewhere. The motives are different, but the results are identical and horrendous. ‘To most Israelis, these cases can’t be compared. The very mention of similarity moves them to holy fury… Most Israelis live in denial as a result of the brainwashing they’re subjected to. Terror exists only on the Palestinian side, only they act with brutality and inhumanity. The parallel reality is hidden from the eye…’
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When Israeli soldiers kill Palestinians, even a smoking gun doesn't lead to indictments – Chaim Levinson – Haaretz 07.07.16
Mustafa Tamimi was killed when he was shot in the face with a gas canister in a 2012 protest. A year later, Rushdi Tamimi was shot in the belly with live fire. No one ever faced charges. A closer look at the two cases reveals that putting soldiers to trial is the exception, not the rule. Of the 739 complaints filed by the Israeli nonprofit B’Tselem concerning death, injury or beatings of Palestinians since 2000, only 25 resulted in prosecutions (less than 4%). And those charges were usually for the smallest possible violations, such as negligent use of a weapon.

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