A few Israeli journalists even suggested the misnomer “murdered a terrorist.” This case was quickly seized by the anti-Israel crowd who saw it as a golden opportunity to “prove” the repeated claim of inverted reality in which Israel is prowling the streets of Palestinian towns killing bystanders at whim.
On the day the footage was released, the British newspaper The Guardian gleefully noted that “the video appears to confirm…repeated claims by Palestinians and human rights groups in recent months that Israeli security forces have shot and killed suspected attackers who pose no threat.” This charge came just a few weeks after Senator Patrick Leahy and 10 Democratic congressmen sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to investigate Israel’s alleged extrajudicial execution of Palestinians.
Sensitive to such allegations, especially when coming from the US, Israel rushed to condemn the soldier...
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