Sunday, April 8, 2018

A state-sponsored mass shooting | +972 Magazine

Palestinian protesters take cover behind a dirt mound as Israeli soldiers open fire from across the border in the distance, east of Jabaliya, Gaza Strip, April 6, 2018. Israeli snipers have killed over 30 people and shot over 1,000 others since The Great Return March began a week earlier. (Mohammed Zaanoun/
Our mass media fail to seriously acknowledge the magnitude of the violent response to massive non-violent protests by thousands of Palestinians - largely from the open air prison called Gaza.  The scattered Palestinian violence we read about is trivial - burning tires and stones - met by gunfire by sharpshooters. 
Because we identify with Israelis, not Arabs, we blind ourselves to what our allies are doing. - gwc
A state-sponsored mass shooting | +972 Magazine
Israeli army sharpshooters and snipers have shot over 1,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters inside the Gaza Strip in the past week, killing more than 30 people. This past Friday, at least six Palestinian journalists were reportedly among those shot at the Great Return March. One of them, Yasser Murtaja, a photographer for “Ain Media” who was reportedly wearing a helmet and vest clearly marked “PRESS” when he was shot, later died of his wounds.
“The IDF doesn’t target journalists with gunfire,” numerous publications quoted an Israeli army spokesperson as saying on Saturday, adding that “the circumstances in which journalists were wounded, supposedly by IDF gunfire, are unknown and are being looked into.”
Let’s stop right there.

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