“The Zio=Nazi army maintains its soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets to disperse rioters, while the human rights group B’Tselem said troops fired live bullets. “ [“Zionist army probe shows failures led to killings .. .” below ]
As I have said in a previous message, the Zionist regime and military have a special language that uses certain terms for Palestinians and others for Israelis. One such is “riot” instead of protest or demonstration. In Tianman Square we heard of protests, not riots.
Likewise when Ultra Religious (Haridim) in ‘Israel’ do all sorts of nasty things in their protests—even throwing objects—the acts are not referred to as riots by the Zionist media. But Palestinian demonstrations, however non-violent, are ‘riots.’
This is beside the point of the report. Even had there been a riot, there was no more justification for killing the 2 kids than there was for killing students at Kent State University so many years ago. Zio=Nazi soldiers have other means of ‘dispersing’ protests than arms.
And even if they use arms, why aim at the head or stomach or chest, or back, as the IOF inevitably do! 4 young men lost their lives because Zio=Nazi soldiers are trigger happy when it comes to Palestinians. One reason for this trigger happiness is because IOF soldiers are seldom punished for their misdeeds! Yes, fear might cause them to shoot. Then at the feet for heaven’s sake! Not shoot to kill!
Following the report on the IOF failures is a brief report about Zionist settler violence and Zio=Nazi police nonchalance.
Haaretz Monday, April 05, 2010
Report: Zionist probe shows failures led to killings of 4 Palestinians
By Haaretz Service
An Israel Defense Forces probe into two incidents in the West Bank last month concluded that soldiers’ operational failures led to the killings of four Palestinians, Army Radio reported on Monday.
The investigation, carried out by GOC Central Command Avi Mizrahi, indicated that better preparation and deployment on the part of IDF troops could have prevented the Palestinians’ deaths.
The two incidents in question occurred on March 20 and 21. In the first incident, 16-year-old Mohammed Kadus from Iraq Burin was killed after sustaining a torso injury from IDF fire during a protest in the village. The following day, Oseyd Abd al-Nasser Kadus, 17, died after sustaining a head wound during the same incident.
The IDF maintains its soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets to disperse rioters, while the human rights group B’Tselem said troops fired live bullets.
X-ray images the military acquired from Rafidia Surgery Hospital in Nablus showed that the bullet had penetrated Kadus’ skull. Troops maintained that they had fired from a distance of 70 meters, but the wounds shown in the images make it unlikely they were caused by rubber bullets, a conclusion also reached by Israeli forensics experts.
The IDF inquiry released Monday failed to resolve what type of bullets were used in the first incident, and the matter is still under investigation.
The IDF report, however, pointed to operational failures in the deployment of forces ahead of the protest that led to IDF troops having to fire on groups of stone throwers.
A senior IDF officer told Army Radio that even a violent protest should not end with such deaths. “The use of rubber bullets is intended to prevent serious casualties and deaths,” the officer said. “Only a violation of guidelines leads to such a lethal outcome.”
In the second incident, the IDF had originally said a sergeant who shot dead two Palestinians farmers in Awarta felt his life was threatened when they attacked him with a bottle and a syringe.
The Palestinians killed in that incident were named as Mohammed Faisal Koarik and Salah Mohammed Koarik, both 19-year-old residents of the Nablus-area village of Awarta.
The head of the village local council, Hassan Awad, previously said both men had been working their families’ agricultural land near the village and had no intention of attacking soldiers.