|Settlers Gawk as Palestinian Woman Lies Dying at Checkpoint|
|By Philip Weiss
Global Research, September 23, 2015
Image: Soldier at Hebron checkpoint points gun at Hadeel Hashlamoun, 18, before she is shot
On Yom Kippur, there is one story from Israel and Palestine: the killing of 18-year-old Hadeel Hashlamoun at a Hebron checkpoint after she was confronted by soldiers pointing guns.
Youth Against Settlements says, “She tried to leave” before she was shot. Israeli government claims that the soldiers believed she was going to pull a knife.
Below is the shocking video of Hashlamoun’s form being roughly dragged on the ground after her shooting. News accounts state that she was then still alive; she did not die for several hours, at a hospital. Israeli settlers observe her with detachment and even smiles. One of these settlers wears a blue t-shirt with the words in Hebrew on it (visible at 1:41):
If he is a medical professional, he takes no interest in the Palestinian woman’s situation except to gawk. That organization provides emergency medical services to the settlers. Presumably only to Jews. Another settler grins at the scene at 1:38.
Toward the end of the video you can see the Palestinian community of Hebron, caged inside the checkpoint.
Electronic Intifada states:
Here is a photo of Hashlamoun’s funeral, today, posted by NasserZB.
Image: Hadeel Hashlamoun’s funeral
A researcher for Amnesty, Jacob Burns, has posted this photograph of a knife he says the Israelis claim Hashlamoun was carrying when she was killed. He notes, of course, that even if she were trying to attack soldiers, they would not be justified in firing. The New York Times report is that the soldiers were not at risk.
The Times headline deceives readers about the Palestinian victims of this and another incident in the occupied West Bank– 2 Are Killed in West Bank as Jewish and Muslim Holidays Approach– but Diaa Hadid’s reporting is excellent:
A shame that the New York Times does not include Hashlamoun’s picture in that article. The Times does include a photo of Palestinian women mourning at the funeral of the other Palestinian killed in the West Bank.
Here is another photo from NasserZB’s twitter feed:
al Jazeera’s account says that Hashlamoun was left bleeding on the ground and that the killing has fostered clashes across the occupied city.
Thanks to Dena Shunra, Ofer Neiman, and James North.
Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net.
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