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Cellphone Video Documents Israeli Sniper Executing Wounded Civilian In Gaza

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Without knowing whether what they are saying is true or not, defenders of the Israeli Defense Forces incursion into Gaza will recite – mantra-like – that “civilians only get killed in Gaza because Hamas uses them as human shields.”

Leaving aside the venality of this argument and the horrendously poor excuse for documentation that it is built upon, consider for a moment the following video that was just sent from Gaza.

In the video, plain for all to see, there is a man who is wearing a green shirt and black pants. He is clearly a civilian who has been injured during the offensive against Gaza by the IDF. While he trying to cross an alleyway in between two buildings, the man was shot by an IDF sniper, a marksman, a sharpshooter. No one was near him. There was no other target, only this man, a civilian.

While on the ground, wounded, the man is shot again, this time by two additional rounds while he is already writhing in pain on the ground.

The activist organization International Solidarity Movement recorded and uploaded the video online. They described it in a statement as follows:

The Israeli military just shot a Gazan man trying to reach his family, during an announced ceasefire. He was with a group of municipality workers and international human rights defenders who were attempting to retrieve injured people in the Shujaiya neighborhood…. They shot him, and then continued to fire as he was on the ground. We had no choice but to retreat. We couldn’t reach him due to the artillery fire and then he stopped moving.

The civilian death toll in Gaza continues to rise, as the world grows more and more frustrated with the indifference of Israeli hawks towards Gazan civilians. This frustration reached a new level last week after four civilian Gazan children were bombed while playing soccer on the beach, with an NBC reporter.

Doctors Without Borders release a statement yesterday, saying: “Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza strip, the majority of the dead and wounded in Gaza are civilians, and medical workers are also coming under fire.”

They also claim to have witnessed multiple instances of the Israeli military shelling or shooting at paramedics and ambulances. If you believe this information needs to get out to people, then help us get the word out.

3 Comments on "Cellphone Video Documents Israeli Sniper Executing Wounded Civilian In Gaza"

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  1. drdias says:

    Truth or not!

    The problem is this looks eerily similar to video of a shooting of a man in Aleppo, Syria by the Syrian Army two years ago!

    I am not an expect or pretend to be one!

  2. Angel says:

    How do they know this guy wasn’t someone who was a major part of Hamas and perhaps wanted? You’re believing the lies of known liars and feeding into the bloodshed by so doing.

  3. big bird says:

    most likely, this person was executed by hamas with another hamas recording the incident for political shock value

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