Thursday, September 8, 2016

Another Israeli crime


Palestinians in the occupied territories face daily humiliation in the hands of Israelis.
A new video aired by Israel's Channel 10 news on Wednesday appears to support suspicions that Israel Police officers who shot and killed Palestinian Mustafa Nimr in East Jerusalem this week continued to fire their weapons, even after Nimr's vehicle stopped and posed no threat to them.
The video shows the incident, which occured in the Shoafat refugee camp, after Nimr and the car's driver, his cousin Ali, were shot and wounded before the vehicle came to a halt. Ali is then seen lying on the floor before a subsequent gunshot is heard.  A police officer standing near Ali is believed to have fired the shot. 
On Monday, police suspected that the two men from Shoafat were planning to carry out a car-ramming attack, but a day later retracted their claim and said that they were looking into other leads.


In another twist in the plot of a Palestinian man who was shot and killed by police this week at a refugee camp in East Jerusalem, police now suspect the victim's cousin of being responsible for his death.
Ali Nimr, 25, was driving the vehicle police shot at on Monday morning near the Shoafat refugee camp in northeastern Jerusalem. Police said at the time the men drove quickly toward the officers, refused to stop and were shot. There were no police injuries.
A statement by the police did not provide details of the case against Nimr, but it appears that he is suspected of killing of his 27-year-old cousin, as his driving is seen as what caused policemen to open fire at the car.
Nimr was lightly wounded in the shooting and was taken for treatment at Hadassah hospital. He will be brought to another hearing to extend his remand of Thursday. (For the rest of this news, click here.)

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