Rabbi calls for ‘finishing off’ wounded Palestinians

Jewish rabbi has urged Israeli occupation forces to “finish off” wounded Palestinians by not providing them medical treatment or first aid, leaving them to bleed to death after shooting them.

The right-wing Rabbi Baruch Marzel, who lives in an illegal settlement in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil, claims that “since the Elor Azariya affair terrorists are not killed and soldiers do not finish the job and do not make sure that the terrorist is dead.”

However, the facts on the ground indicate that Israelis have been continuously targeting unarmed Palestinians.

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Recently, the Givati Brigade killed the young Palestinian man, Mohamed Musa, 29, and left bleeding to death.

His sister Latifa Musa, 33, was wounded and left for the Palestinian paramedics to transfer her to hospital for treatment. She did not die.

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This incident led the brigade’s leadership in the occupied West Bank to reprimand an Israeli soldier and dismiss another one.

Elor Azaria shot Abdul Fattah al-Sharif as he lay motionless on the ground in Al-Khalil on 24 March 2016. After pulling the trigger Azaria said: “He deserved to die.”

Marzel also told Israel’s Channel 7: “A terrorist is evacuated by our paramedics to our hospitals and receives treatment for hundreds of thousands of shekels alongside the wounded Jew.”

He added: “The time has come for the Israeli government to stop humiliating its victims and the people of Israel. The terrorist must not be treated. A terrorist must die as soon as he comes to harm Jews.”

Israeli occupation Zionists call any Palestinian, who is seeking to maintain the Palestinian rights, a terrorist. This, they believe, he must be killed.