I$raHell needs to end extra-judicial assassinations


Dear editor,
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Foreign Minister Lieberman both condemned Palestinian Authority (PA) President Abbas for sending a condolence letter to a Palestinian family in Jerusalem. The family lost their son after he was killed by an Israeli police for being accused of trying to kill an Israeli settler, Yehuda Glick. Glick is an activist who advocates storming Al-Aqsa mosque. He suffered an injury in the attack, where  his alleged attacker, a 32 years old Moataz Jijazi  was shot several times in the head as he laid on his back motionless. Instead of summoning  medical help, the police officer shot Hijazi in execution style. He asked another person standing by not to take a picture. However, Hajizi’s murder was recorded on camera, uploaded on YouTube, and went viral since last October.
The day after, the Israeli Prime Minister praised the trigger happy police officer and appeared with him in a photo op. Condemnations coming from liars, psychopaths and war criminals such as Netanyahu and Lieberman mean nothing to me. Israel murdered a young  Palestinian man who they alleged was involved in a crime. No judge, no jury, no opportunity to be heard by a court. This is a targeted killing without a trial and is illegal under both Israeli and international law. Extra-judicial assassinations are what should be condemned no matter who the perpetrators of such a crime are. Extra-judicial assassination violates international laws. That means Israel needs to end this practice.
Israeli officials are doing their best in diverting attention of their discretion and  provocation at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which is considered as Islam’s third holiest shrine.. Last month Israel banned worshipers from praying inside the mosque and banned the performance of the “adan” the call for prayer. Nothing inflames the soul of Palestinians more, than violating the Al-Aqsa mosque or preventing them from praying inside it.  If this had been done to a synagogue and to Jews preventing them from preforming their prayers, the sky would have fall down by now.
Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Retired USAF Veteran
November 6, 2014

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