Latest Blood Libel: The Case Of Mohammed Abu Latifa (Updated)

A palestinian suspected of planning a terror attack has reportedly fallen to his death from a roof, at least according to the Israeli police.

muhammed abu latifaA police spokeswoman said the man, identified by Qalandiya residents as 19-year-old Mohammed Abu Latifa, ignored paramilitary police officers’ orders to halt and climbed onto a rooftop where police shot him in the lower body to stop him.

“Nonetheless, the wanted man continued fleeing, and when he tried to move to another roof, he tripped and fell, and was fatally injured as a result,” she said.

Naturally, the palestinians dispute this, claiming he was murdered. And naturally, we have a number of different versions.

Version A: He was shot dead on the roof and soldiers then removed his body.

However, Shahdi Awad, who lives in a neighboring building and who said he saw the incident, told Reuters Abu Latifa was shot dead and had not fallen off the roof.

“He was shot repeatedly on the rooftop, and that’s where he stayed until the soldiers came and took down the body,” he said.

Palestinians who saw Abu Latifa said he had gunshot wounds in his legs but no clear sign of damage elsewhere. Palestinian doctors said his family’s had refused permission for an autopsy.

Version B: He was injured on the roof, arrested alive and then shot in the chest and electrocuted.

However, Muhammad’s uncle, Jamal Abu Latifa, refuted the police statement, saying that Israeli soldiers detained Muhammad after shooting him in the feet.”He was chased at 5:30 a.m., shot in the feet then arrested alive. Surprisingly, the Israeli soldiers shot him in the chest, then tied him with electricity wires and we have evidence that some of his body parts were fractured as a result of the assault by soldiers,” he told Ma’an.

Version C: He was shot in his thighs and leg and died from loss of blood.

A Ramallah hospital source told AFP that Abu Latifa was “shot with three bullets, two in his thighs and one in his left leg.”

The source said the cause of death was loss of blood.

Notice how different and contradictory the three versions are.

Which begs the question: if there were witnesses, how is this possible?

The only logical answer is they are lying.

I should also point out that Israel hater Richard Silverstein tweeted links to two of these versions – yet sides with the palestinian version(s)!

Which also speaks volumes about his agenda and disregard for the truth.

Update: No surprises here. They say he was a a commander in Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ brigade.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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