Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Execution of Palestinian exposes militarism & racism of Israeli culture

""All of this was captured on video, as was a trail of blood that leaked from Al Sharif’s head seconds later. This was not a killing in the fog of war; it was a cold-blooded execution. As Amnesty International noted, such an act constitutes a war crime. And yet, for most Israelis the soldier is the victim of this story." "The Israeli public did not reach this conclusion by accident. They have been schooled in a tribal idea of justice from a young age. Palestinians are not viewed as fully human or deserving of rights.""