Antisemitic hate rag The Electronic Intifada has reported about the IDF’s latest “crime”: killing a couple of young palestinian men.
Let’s start with the first one:
Israeli forces have killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip on this week.
Soldiers shot and killed a man identified as Muhammad Fawzi Adwi, 36, at Huwwara checkpoint near Nablus in the northern West Bank on Monday.
The Israeli military claimed that the man had attempted to stab a soldier before he was shot dead. No Israeli soldiers were injured during the incident, as in many such past cases in which an alleged Palestinian attacker was killed.
The human rights group B’Tselem recently reiterated its condemnation of Israel’s “reckless open-fire policy” which “includes, among other things, shooting to kill incidents defined as ‘attacks.’”
Note how Adwi is portrayed as an “alleged stabber” only, and the fact he did not injure anyone mentioned to show the IDF was out of line in killing him. But experience shows us these stabbings and attempted stabbings are all too real.
But it is the depiction of the second fatality that is even more dishonest.
Mahmoud al-Abed al-Nabahin, 24, killed by artillery fire on Tuesday, is the third fatality so far this year in Gaza.
A photo of al-Nabahin was published by Palestinian media after his death:
— وكالة صفا (@SafaPs) January 22, 2019
Al-Nabahin died when Israeli forces targeted an observation post operated by Hamas’ military wing. Four others were injured, one critically.
Video emerged on Tuesday that was said to show the deadly strike on the observation post, with Israelis, presumably soldiers, laughing after it is obliterated.
Al-Nabahin is depicted as a guy who just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time. And look at that punim! A smiley, happy-go-lucky guy. And we had the cruelty to laugh after killing him!
It is no coincidence Maureen Clare Murphy of the Electronic Intifada did not use this photo of him:
This is what sites like the Electronic Intifada do. They hide and twist the truth. Because the truth is not something they ever have on their side.