Rights group urges probe into Israeli police improper conduct
The Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, has called for an investigation into Tel Aviv’s police conduct in the case of a Palestinian man, who was threatened with arrest while reporting death threats against himself.
Back in March, Imad Abushamsiya, a Palestinian volunteer with B’Tselem, recorded the summary execution of an unarmed Palestinian who had already been wounded by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil, aka Hebron, for an alleged stabbing attack.
Abushamsiya’s footage showed Israeli soldiers and paramedics bustling around Abdel Fattah al-Sharif as he laid motionless on the ground, before Sergeant Elor Azaria shouted “stand back!” and fatally shot the Palestinian victim in the head at close range.
The video sparked widespread international condemnation. The Israeli soldier is also on trial for manslaughter.
Recently, Abushamsiya told The Independent that he had received death threats from Israeli settlers. He said that posters were distributed calling for his death, adding, “I live only 100 meters from the settlers and I am scared for me and my family’s safety.”
Late last month, he decided to lodge a complaint with Israeli police over the threats.
However, after several days of going to the Hebron police station, “When Mr. Abushamsiya tried to explain the matter to him, the officer told him to leave, and even threatened to arrest him if he did not,” B’Tselem said.
Gaby Lasky, the lawyer representing B’Tselem, said the group has sent police a letter on behalf of the Palestinian man demanding that officials launch an investigation into Abushamsiya’s complaint and “properly address the death threats he has received.”
“There is no need to elaborate on the egregious conduct of the police, which has obstinately refused to fulfill its fundamental duty and admit my client’s urgent complaint using a variety of different excuses, and has treated my client with brazen disrespect, seriously violating his dignity,” the letter read.
The occupied territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.
Parents relieved at conviction of settler who burned their son alive
By Ali Abunimah Yosef Haim Ben David, in handcuffs, is escorted out of an Israeli court in Jerusalem on 19 April after being found guilty of the 2014 kidnap and murder of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair.
The parents of Muhammad Abu Khudair expressed relief on Tuesday after an Israeli court in Jerusalem convicted the ringleader of the 2014 kidnapping and murder of their 16-year-old son.
After months of deliberations, the judges rejected an insanity plea from Yosef Haim Ben David and ruled that the 31-year-old West Bank settler “understood what he was doing and was in full control of his actions,” when he killed the boy, the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretzreported.
In February, two Israeli minors were sentenced for their roles in the killing of Muhammad Abu Khudair, but at the time, the teen’s mother and father, Suha and Hussein Abu Khudair, expressed anger at what they saw as lenient sentences.
During the trial, the youths had testified that the three defendants had spent hours looking for a Palestinian child to kidnap and murder. They found Muhammad outside a mosque near his home in occupied East Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighborhood.
They abducted him and beat him unconscious in the back of their car while they drove to a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem. They testified that they smashed Muhammad’s head with a crowbar before burning him alive.
The two minors had downplayed their responsibility, claiming Ben David had incited the crime as vengeance for the murder of the three Israeli teenagers who had been kidnapped and killed while hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank weeks earlier.
But the judges wrote that while Ben David was the instigator, the two minors “enthusiastically joined him and were highly willing participants.”
After Tuesday’s verdict on Ben David, Suha said she felt “relieved” and hoped that the killer would be given a life sentence – the maximum allowed – in exchange for taking her son’s life.
Ben David is scheduled to be sentenced on 3 May.
Still, the Abu Khudair family’s impatience with the grindingly slow legal process remains evident.
“In every court session he [Muhammad] is burned again, as we were hoping that he [Ben David] would be sentenced more quickly without procrastination or chances to escape the sentencing,” the slain boy’s father told the Ma’an News Agency.
“We knew from the beginning that he was not crazy but rather a liar. It hurts us very much. The trial lasted too long, this is the 35th hearing,” Hussein Abu Khudair added. “Every time we see him our blood boils.”
Muhammad’s parents also told Ma’an they hoped that Israeli authorities would demolish Ben David’s home – as is frequently done to relatives of Palestinians Israel accuses of attacks.
However under Israel’s two-tier justice system, such punitive demolitions are carried out by Israel exclusively against Palestinians and never against Jews.
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John F. Kennedy Was Killed Because He Wanted To Bring the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) Back Under Government Control
Submitted By Jack Allen
After watching this video today of an Israeli IDF Soldier shooting a wounded young Palestinian in the head. I thought once again about the links to Israel and the Kennedy Assassination. Watch this video and read and watch the material below and make your own judgement of what kind of people are living in occupied Palestine. All fingers point to Israel and Mossad being behind the JFK murder and 9/11. We know they attacked the USS Liberty. We know they use false flag terror and murders to get their way in the world. Pure evil is upon us.
John F. Kennedy sr. committed himself to two mortal sins against Jewry. He intended to smash their world-control-base in the USA by bringing the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) back under government control. Moreover, he denied Israel America’s Nuclear-Weapon-Program. This would have meant to World-Jewry the loss of their power base and it finally resulted in bringing death over himself and his family. Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, did the opposite and provided Israel with the atomic program shortly after he took over office. Ever since, Israel has been in a position to threaten the entire world with weapons of mass destruction. After the death of JFK sr. all plans for making the FED a governmental institution were dropped and the idea has never since been resurrected.
The Jewish leaders consider any threat against Jewish power as a threat to their physical existence and is taken deadly seriously. The FED is a private Jewish enterprise that prints the American currency. The printed product is then lent by the higher echelon of Jewry with interest to the US-government. It means that every American is paying interest, without having borrowed money, on the wages he earns through his hard work in form of taxes etc. On the other hand, without atomic weapons the Jewish motherland (as a safe heaven for all Jews) would not be invincible and the Chosen would not be free to confiscate the lands of other peoples and commit genocide under the comfortable umbrella of their immense nuclear arsenal of weaponry.
Jews in power interpret any measures against them that could reduce their influence on world politics as a denial of their physical existence. Those who deny the total power of these people are subsequently marked as Amalek: Not only Amalekites must, according to biblical laws, be destroyed but also their descendants: “Talmudic ruling: ‘it is forbidden to multiply the seed of Amalek’ … Amalekites, meaning that one is permitted to murder (sic) them until their remembrance is blotted out from under heaven.” (Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion, Pluto Press, London 1994, p. 77, 84) Jahweh’s order to blot out the Amelekites is also expressed in the Bible: “Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.” (1 Samuel 15:3)
John F. Kennedy sr. was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas/Texas in a Mossad organized operation. (Mark Lane, Plausible Denial, USA 1994 and Michael Collins Piper, Best Witness) Only five years later, his brother Robert, who had a very good chance of following JFK’s presidency, was murdered too. In 1969 an assassination attempt against Edward Kennedy (JFK’s older brother) failed but Edward’s mistress died in this “car accident”. Edward Kennedy subsequently announced that he would not run for president. David Kennedy (Robert Kennedy’s son) died of an overdose of drugs whilst his second son suffered a lethal accident on the ski run in Aspen.
And now John F. Kennedy jr. has died in a plane crash together with his wife and his sister in law. Although he was at risk for being a descendant of an Amelikite, he further provoked his fate by announcing the possibility of running for president sometime in the future. Later he committed a greater political error of judgement when he became interested in the murder of the slain Israeli Prime-Minister Ytzak Rabin. He was fascinated because the Rabin assassination showed strong parallels with the one of his own father. He was obviously planning to make his ideas public that his father and Ytzak Rabin were both murdered.
The Cabbalistic element in the death of JFK jr. is very important. His father was killed in 1963, therefore 36 years before him. The number 36 plays a vital role in the Jewish Cabbala. Adding up all 36 numbers (i.e. 1+2+3 … 35+36) results in the number of the anti-Christ (the number of the beast) 666. The figure 666 represents the Jewish triumphant number because it symbolizes the year of the arrival of the anti-Christ, the Jewish ruler over the world. In September 1999 a new Jewish year begins. It is the year 5760. Adding up 5+7+6 results in 18, which consists three times 6 (666).
“The arrival of the Messiah is imminent or he could have already come and is living amongst us, without wishing to expose himself at this moment,” the Israeli researcher, Seffi Rachlewski refers to leading Cabbalists. (Der Spiegel no. 1, Jan. 4, 1999, page 119)
Some of our readers might ask, why of all people is it the Jews who reveal that Mossad killed JFK junior and senior? Mark Lane is a Jewish lawyer who proved with all the relevant documents in his book Plausible Denial that Mossad had orchestrated the assassination of JFK sr. The death of JFK jr. is now linked to a Mossad plot by the Israeli journalist Barry Chamish. The reason for this is not that the Jews are more truth loving than the gentiles but it is because these revelations carry also a covert message. The power of World Jewry has become so total that they can effort to let Mossad talk. This ruthless Israeli intelligence organization warns the political leadership around the world to obey the Jewish agenda. And what is the message for those who are not willing to obey? Well, greetings from the Kennedy’s.
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August 1, 1999
Page 6, 7
(Germany’s largest Sunday paper – excerpts)
Murder Theories Flourish Israeli Author:
Explosive device went off on board of Piper aircraft
By PETER MICHALSKI
… Was it really a Pilot’s error? Wild murder theories flourish after the lethal accident of JFK jr. as it happened after the fatal accident of Princess Diana. The French magazine “France Dimanche” took the lead and announced on front page: “John F Kennedy jr. was murdered!”. The magazine refers to a pilot of New Jersey who heard a weird noise, caused by Kennedy’s Piper during take off. This witness also wondered that an alleged co-pilot did eventually refuse to go on this flight, claiming he felt sick …
However, out of the many murder theories there is one standing out: The Israeli Journalist and book author Barry Chamish (44) is convinced that the Kennedy aircraft was blown up shortly before landing. The writer states that he received an e-mail message with excerpts of a “FBI preliminary investigation report” that contained sensational claims: Traces of an explosive device were found in the cargo section of the aircraft and laboratory tests concluded that these traces are “the typical type of explosives used by certain foreign intelligence services”.
Satellite exposures of the National Reconnaissance Office (a Pentagon System of Sky-Spies) are showing a flash coming out of the aircraft, which would indicate an explosion.
Especially tragic, item 15: “Examinations of the bodies have established that Carolyn Besette-Kennedy carried a 3 months fetus, a boy.”
Sure, every murder version needs a motive. Who could have had an interest to murder John F. Kennedy jr.? Barry Chamish formulates it cautiously: “The most probable origin of the explosive device is a Middle Eastern state.” He does not name the country by its name. But between the lines it is clear: He means Israel.
His theory: Kennedy jr. was far to interested in the political assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Rabin (1995), because his fathers murder which was similar to that of Rabin.
Last Wednesday Kennedy jr. had arranged to meet the deputy Director of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, Amiram Levine, for lunch at the “Oak-Room”-Restaurant of the New York “Plaza”. The subject was: The Rabin case.
Chamish: “Kennedy did not make a secret of his opinion that there were many questions open in the Rabin case.” In his magazine “George” he asked in March 1997: “Who was behind the Rabin murder?” He was fascinated by the possibility that not the extremist Ygal Amir, but a body guard of Rabin could have fired the lethal shots. The suspected body guard has since committed suicide.
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Shocking footage has emerged online apparently showing an Israeli soldier executing a wounded Palestinian lying on the ground. The victim had reportedly been injured before being cold-bloodedly shot in the head.
An Israeli soldier was arrested on Thursday after a rights group published clear video images of him shooting a wounded, immobilized Palestinian suspect in the head following a knife attack in the West Bank city of Hebron earlier in the day.
As the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports, the video was recorded just after another soldier was stabbed and moderately wounded at a checkpoint in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron’s Old City, and two Palestinian suspects were killed, including the one who was shot in the video.According to Ma’an News Agency in Bethlehem, the dead men were identified by the Palestinian health ministry as Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, 21, and Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif, 21.In a statement accompanying the video, B’Tselem explains that the video recorded by ‘Emad abu-Shamsiyah, a Hebron resident, shows al-Sharif lying on the road injured, with none of the soldiers or medics present giving him first aid or paying him any attention at all.”About 18 seconds into the clip, al-Sharif can be seen clearly moving his head as he lies sprawled on his back. 90 seconds later, an Israeli soldier cocks his rifle, steps forward and fires a single shot at the wounded man from point-blank range. Moments later, a clear trail of blood can be seen streaming from the man’s head across the pavement.
Several Palestinian and Israeli observers were struck by the fact that no one around the soldier who fired the shot seemed to treat the incident as unusual — suggesting that such extrajudicial killings of suspected attackers have now become “routine,” as critics have charged.
Asked to comment on the video evidence, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, confirmed in an email to The Intercept that the army took it to be genuine. “The IDF views this incident as a grave breach of IDF values, conduct and standards of military operations,” he wrote. “A Military Police investigation has commenced and the soldier involved has been detained. All of the soldiers involved will be investigated as will the orders given.”
Similarly graphic still images and a second video posted online suggested that the other suspect, al-Qasrawi, was also shot in the head.
Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint List of predominantly Arab parties in Israel’s parliament, wrote on Twitter: “Israel has turned in recent months into a place in which executions are carried out in public with the encouragement of cheering mobs.”
B’Tselem, which has repeatedly raised the alarm about the shooting of wounded suspects, said that the authorities were to blame for excusing previous incidents that were less clearly documented. “Extrajudicial street killings are the direct consequence of inflammatory remarks made by Israeli ministers and officials, augmented by the general public atmosphere of dehumanization,” the group wrote.
The rights group, and another called Breaking the Silence, which documents the excessive use of force by Israel’s military in the occupied territories, has been heavily criticized in recent months by officials and Israeli nationalists for supposedly undermining the state by pointing out abuses.
In the aftermath of Thursday’s incident, the Haaretz correspondent Barak Ravid observed that this unfiltered view of what goes on in areas of the West Bank controlled by Israel’s military made it quite clear why such groups were needed.
As another Israeli journalist, Mairav Zonszein, noted, before video of the shooting came to light on Thursday, prominent settlers in Hebron were photographed mocking activists from Breaking the Silence by dressing like them for the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Absolutely horrifying. People around the executioner simply carry on, as if they didn’t just witness a murder https://t.co/kLNjjKK750
Israeli soldiers are in Hebron in large numbers to protect several hundred Jewish settlers who live in the center of the city of nearly 200,000 Palestinians. Last week, the Israeli columnist Gideon Levy suggested that American legislators who support Israel’s occupation of the West Bank should visit the city to see the appalling circumstances imposed on its Palestinian majority. “I’ve never met an honest human being who went to Hebron and didn’t come back shocked,” he said.