Monday, January 17, 2011
Israel makes too many mistakes for them to be mistakes
The brutal killing of an unarmed Palestinian as he lay asleep in his own bed has been "regretted" by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). I am sure that the IDF's statement gives the victim's widow and family some consolation in their period of mourning. At least it would if such occurrences were not depressingly frequent and Israel didn't have a long record of crimes against the rest of humanity which suggest either a history of enlisting extremely incompetent soldiers or a crass disregard for the value of non-Jewish life. Perhaps it's even a mixture of both. Omer Al-Qawasmi may not have been the intended victim of the IDF soldiers who killed him, but the claim that they used silenced weapons and shot to kill without any provocation suggests that the man they were looking for could well have been killed in any case. If so, then Wael Al-Bitar has the killing of Mr. Al-Qawasmi to thank for his subsequent arrest and not summary execution by soldiers possibly still confused over what they had done upstairs "by mistake".
Full article - here...