VIDEO: IDF soldier use live ammunition on unarmed teen

 

Here is a video taken by B’Tselem, the Israeli NGO which works to expose human rights abuses in occupied Palestine.

It shows Palestinian youths taunting and  attacking IDF soldiers with stones in the West Bank. Eventually the cameraman pans away to the left, where an Israeli soldier on a hill can be seen taking a pot shot at the youngsters.

The footage then shows a teenager being hauled away by his friends, while the IDF gunmen is quickly pushed away from the scene by his colleague.

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“When the IDF shoots people, it’s to make us safer” – Israel’s media bias

Yonatan Mendel has attacked press standards in the Israeli media

 

Very interesting, snappily-written article from the London Review of Books.

Israeli journalist Yonatan Mendel explores what he believes is the unwitting, anti-Palestinian bias which pervades the Israeli press.

He also details his own experience of trying to land a reporting job at Ma’ariv, a leading Israeli newspaper.

“At my interview the boss asked how I could possibly be objective,” he writes. “I had spent too much time with Palestinians; I was bound to be biased in their favour. I didn’t get the job.”

Thoughtful writing.