It is a common story for Palestinians: Their youngsters throwing rocks at far-away and heavily-armed IDF troops whom are occupying the territories are met with live ammunition by those troops.
These rocks rarely ever near the boots of an Israeli occupation troop and do not pose a threat to the health of one even it a rock were to hit him on the head given the protective gear worn. Nonetheless, Israeli occupation troops do not hesitate from firing not only rubber-bullets and tear-gas cans, but also live fire.
14-year-old Faris Odeh became a symbol for all the Palestinian children killed for throwing rocks by Israeli occupation troops. And, for Palestinians and their supporters, a symbol of resistance. Odeh, his mother later reported, was frequent upfront at demonstrations near his home in Gaza. The Washington Post described him as a “daredevil.” On November 9, Odeh was throwing rocks when he was shot in the neck by an Israeli occupation troop. His body was left for dead for hours because his friends feared picking it up for fear of also being shot. He arrived dead at the hospital.
And now this:
An Israeli hospital says a Palestinian teenager shot in a clash with Israeli troops has died of his injuries. Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center says the youngster died of gunshot wounds. Palestinian police on Tuesday identified the dead boy as Mohammed Nayef, 14, and said he was shot while throwing stones at Israeli soldiers.
One may wonder why Israeli troops fire at Palestinian children? They see a child and seem not to think for a second about his life and casually shot and even knowing they have killed a child all for throwing a rock, that Israeli occupation troop will still go home and most likely sleep well. How can someone kill with impunity, both legal and emotional?
An Arab member of the Israeli parliament – and don’t give me the propaganda line that Israel is a democracy because it allows Arabs to serve in office; this is the same classic line that “I am not an anti-Semite, some of my best friends are Jews.” – recently noted ironically:
“Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi expressed his wonder and satisfaction at the fact that the police has yet to kill any protestor during the haredi riots in Jerusalem. This, he said “despite the fact that protestors have hurt policemen and disrupted life in the capital”. He also added, “this is the restraint expected of the police”.”
Why ironic? Because Israeli police always manage to practice restraint when dealing with even the most violent Jewish protesters but are trigger-happy when confronting even pacifist Arab demonstrators.
The Palestinians marching weekly in non-violent protest in the occupied West Bank town of Bi’lin against the expansion of the land-grabbing Apartheid Wall are met with tear gas, beatings, arrests and bullets [several Palestinians have been killed and injured, and an American demonstrator suffered great head injuries].
Israeli occupation troops have killed dozens of Palestinian children all because they throw rocks. These thuggish occupation troops fear the pebbles of little children.
And Israel’s 1.3 million Arab citizens – citizens of the state – do not fare better. In protests in 2002, Israeli occupation police killed 12 Arab citizens in demonstrations and to this day not a single Israeli occupation police officer has been held accountable.
But when confronting even violent Jewish fanatical protesters, the police NEVER EVER use violent. In removing illegal Jewish settlers from Gaza in 2005, Israeli occupation troops did not even carry handguns and never even raised their hands against Jews whom actually used acid – f%ckin’ acid! – against Jewish occupation troops.
In any confrontation between occupation troops and illegal settlers, settlers always turn violent: burning tires, throwing acid, running away, pushing back and throwing whatever they can get their hands against Israeli occupation troops.
But the occupation troops never use violence against Jews. Of course it is obvious why.
Because the entire establishment of Israel is based on racism that holds that Israeli Jews are superior to Arabs and that while a Jew, even an incredibly violent Jew who harms other Jew, must never be harmed anything, on the other hand, goes against Arabs. This is the doctrine that allow state employees to kill with impunity 12 of their citizens as long as they are of the different race. This is no different from the situation that Blacks faced in the Jim Crow South.
This is Israel, This is Zionism. It is racism, apartheid, ethnic nationalism and do not let any Zionist propagandists tell you otherwise.
One does not have to imagine what Israeli occupation troops would do an Arab if he pushed an Israeli or threw acid at him.