Israeli Soldiers Executed Two Palestinians in Hebron, Not One, Witnesses Say
Robert Mackey reports in The Intercept:
The on-camera execution of a wounded Palestinian suspect by an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in March — which led to an indictment of the soldier for manslaughter and exposed a rift between Israel’s military leaders and many civilians — was preceded by another extrajudicial killing not captured on video by witnesses, an Israeli rights group reported on Monday.
The group, B’Tselem, which provides cameras to Palestinian volunteers to document abuses on video, previously released graphic footage that showed the army medic, Elor Azaria, killing the immobilized suspect, Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif, after treating another Israeli soldier for light stab wounds.
That video, recorded by Emad Abu Shamsiya, a Hebron resident who lives next to the military checkpoint where the soldier was stabbed, began with images of Sharif lying on the pavement flat on his back after being shot during the attack. Just before Azaria cocked his rifle and fired a single, fatal shot into Sharif’s head, the body of a second suspected attacker, Ramzi al-Qasrawi, could be seen nearby, with a pool of blood around his head. . .
Videos at the link. So far as I can tell, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is very proud of these war crimes, and they are supported in this by (apparently) a majority of Israeli citizens.