Settlers Shoot Palestinians as Soldiers Watch

Human Rights Group Releases Shocking Video

By Haaretz

Published May 20, 2012.
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A new video released by a human rights group on Sunday shows a settler allegedly firing live ammunition at Palestinians in Asira al-Qibliya, near Nablus, while soldiers stand idly by.

The incident took place on Saturday, around 4:30 P.M, when a group of settlers, apparently from the nearby settlement of Izhar, came to the Palestinian village. In the video distributed by B’Tselem, a group that examines Israeli human rights violations in the West Bank, the settlers are seen throwing rocks at the village houses and residents.

A few minutes into the video, some Palestinian youths arrive at the scene and start throwing rocks back at the settlers. Shortly after, as gunfire is heard in the background, soldiers arrive and stand beside the settlers. In the video, two of the settlers are armed; one with a pistol and one with an M-16 automatic rifle. They are seen aiming their weapons at the Palestinians and one seen firing at them, while soldiers do nothing to stop them.

As a result of the fire, a Palestinian youth, Fathi Assayara 24-years-old, was injured and taken to a Nablus hospital for treatment.

For more, go to Haaretz.com


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