The Military Police’s Test: Indict the Israeli Officer Who Shot Mahmoud Badran

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    In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers rained live fire down on a moving car from dozens of meters away, without having any idea who was in it. Their commander thought stone-throwers were fleeing in the car, so he opened fire at it and may have ordered his soldiers to do the same, in utter defiance of the army’s rules of engagement. The soldiers’ lives weren’t in danger, and their hail of bullets killed a 15-year-old boy, Mahmoud Badran, and wounded four other people in the car, all of whom had been returning from a late-night swim and had no connection to the stone throwers.

    The Israel Defense Forces initially claimed that the soldiers killed someone who had been throwing stones at Route 443. Only a few hours later did it admit that this was a “mistaken” killing. But this claim should not be accepted. According to testimony collected by the B’Tselem organization, the soldiers shot around 15 bullets at the car. You don’t fire 15 bullets by mistake. Even if there had been fleeing stone-throwers in the car, it would have been forbidden for the soldiers to shoot them as they fled.
    The Military Police’s test: Indict the Israeli officer who shot Mahmoud Badran

    Jan 12, 2018

    Israeli Officer Opened Fire Against Regulations, Killed a Palestinian Boy - but Won't Be Prosecuted
    The officer will only be dismissed from the army for failures in conduct during the incident
    Israeli officer opened fire against regulations, killed a Palestinian Boy - but won't be prosecuted

    This shooting incident is a direct result of military policy which enables, despite the official prohibition in the open-fire regulations, to use deadly fire even in cases where there is no threat to life and even when the soldiers have other, non-lethal, means at their disposal. This policy is backed by the most senior ranking military and government officials who do nothing do change it, despite the lethal results.

    The military did say the MPIU had launched an investigation into the incident, however, as B’Tselem contended in a report published about a month ago, the military law enforcement system mainly serves as a whitewashing mechanism, which means there is scant hope that this investigation would lead to systemic change in military policy or bring justice. This position is based on knowledge gained by processing hundreds of complaints filed with the military law enforcement system over the years, and scores of MPIU investigation files B’Tselem has reviewed. This experience has led us to realize that there is no longer any point in promoting justice and human rights protection by working with an system whose accomplishments are measured by its ability to continue to successfully whitewash any breach of law and protect the offenders. Accordingly, B’Tselem has announced it would no longer refer complaints to the military law enforcement system. However, as we have also announced, we will continue to thoroughly investigate such incidents and bring them to the public’s attention. The publication of this research is part of this new policy.
    Shooting at the car carrying Mahmoud Badran was deliberate, entirely unjustified and a direct result of military policy
    No justice, no peace
     
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    We can use these isolated incidents to demonize one side or the other all day long; for years and years.

    Next?
     
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    OK, show us one example of an "isolated incident" of a Palestinian killing a jew and Not being charged
     
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    Sure, you may be correct, but they sure do get paid as a martyr. And their families get paid as well. Does Israel do the same?
     
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    They get the Americans to fund them.
    "After a terror attack, victims and their families often need funds quickly to rebuild what they have lost. The Jewish Agency For Israel helps them fast, providing immediate, direct assistance so that they can start the process of healing – often within 24 hours. The Fund has helped hundreds of Israeli families. Please join us in providing comfort for those whose lives are suddenly overturned by trauma. With your help we can ease their recovery and help them move on."
    Fund For The Victims Of Terror

    Strange to see armed paramedic's [​IMG]
     
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    Most terror attacks take place in the West Bank, which resembles the Wild West.. Just last week a father of six was killed. Of course the paramedics have to be armed!
     
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    What's even more ironic is that us funding to the Palestinians is also paid to those who chose violence.

    Make it stop.

    Why do you want this shit to continue fanger?
     

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