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Why on earth would Israelis kill Palestinians for fun?

Oct 30 2018

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International mass media is busy in reporting so many different issues most of them not newsworthy, while it is ignoring Israeli mass murder of Palestinians.


While Americans and the rest of the world's attention was focused on the US midterm elections and the mysterious disappearance and murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Israel occupation forces (IOF) and demented illegal Jewish settlers murdered two Palestinians that left 15 orphans and two widows behind. The questions are: Why on earth would Israelis kill Palestinians for fun? Secondly, who were the victims that Western media did not bother to report about or conveniently ignored their horrific death?

First Victim:  Aisha Rabi, 45, was stoned to death by demented Israeli thieves who live above the law on stolen Palestinian land. Aisha was driving in her private car with her husband Yacoub and two of their children by an Israeli army checkpoint near the city of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Israeli police suspect the settlers struck her in the head. 

A Palestinian ambulance rushed her to a local Palestinian hospital. However, the mother of eight children never made it. The settlers returned home safely and no arrest was made. The family said, IOF has killed Aisha's brother in the past.

Second Victim: Mo'amar al-Atrash, 42, was shot ten times execution-style in his back by IOF soldiers in the Occupied West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil).

Based on an eyewitness account, the victim at no point posed a threat to the soldiers stationed at a checkpoint near Al-Abrahimi mosque. The soldiers never bother to call for an ambulance so the victim was left on the ground to die. Mo'amar has 7 children all of whom are under the age of 16.

We are told, good guys never ever shoot people in the back. If the soldiers were truly defending themselves as they have claimed, then people can easily visualize the attacker moving toward the soldiers, forcing them to shoot the attacker in the chest. But when the body on the ground has ten holes in the back, people get a different picture in their head.

The assumption is that the person was moving away from the soldiers, maybe running away. How can someone be running away from you and still present a clear and present danger?  Why would you shoot someone trying to run away? The only logical explanation is that the soldiers of the most moral army in the world killed him just for fun because they know they will get away with and no one will hold them accountable.

Days of Palestine, a news website specialising in reporting about Palestine and the Israeli occupation, has reported that, in just over six months since the wave of the mass protest began in the besieged Gaza Strip, IOF has killed 205 people and injured 22,000 with life ammunition. The unarmed Palestinian protesters did not at any point constitute any threat to the Israeli troops. They were simply taking part in peaceful protest against the 12 years of the illegal and inhumane siege on Gaza, which is a part of the protest of the Great March of Return.

The tragic stories of the two Palestinians' parents I mentioned above were murdered during the month of October. According to If Americans knew, NGO website, the number of Palestinians killed during the month of October 2018 by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers is 28. Aisha Rabi and Mo'amar al-Atrash were among the victims.

Sadly, the only time the Israelis and the Western news' media outlets express any outrage or cover such heinous crimes is when the killing is the other way around. Meanwhile, these senseless acts of murder has filled so many lives with sorrow, as it devastates parents, children, siblings, friends and neighbors. If Israel claims it has the most moral army in the world, then why on earth would Israelis kill Palestinians for fun?

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Days of Palestine’s editorial policy.

Mahmoud el-Yousseph

Mahmoud el-Yousseph

Mahmoud el-Yousseph is a Retired USAF Veteran from Westerville, Ohio.
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