Israeli Defence Minister Lieberman: No Innocent Civilians in Gaza

Israel's right-wing Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman. (Photo: ActiveStills.org)

No Palestinians taking part in the Great March of Return are “innocent”, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said yesterday, referring to the protesters as “Hamas members”.

“In the march of terror there were no innocent civilians, they were all Hamas members.”

Lieberman slammed calls for an investigation in to the fatal shooting by Israel of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja saying: “The demand to investigate the shooting…is hypocrisy.”

“We have seen dozens of cases of Hamas activists were disguised as medics and journalists. We also saw a journalist approach the border and operate a drone, we do not take chances in those cases.”

“All the demonstrators near the security fence in the Gaza Strip receive salaries from Hamas,” Liberman said in an interview with Reshet Bet. “Those who try to break through the border are members of the military wing of Hamas.”

On Friday, Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja was shot in the abdomenwhile covering the protests near Gaza’s border with Israel. At the time he was wearing a blue flak jacket with the word “PRESS” clearly written on it. He died from his wounds in hospitals the following day.

His company, Ain Media, has denied Israel’s claims that he was operating a camera drone when he was shot.

The occupation’s crimes will not silence the voice of truthStatement by Ain Media on the assassination of journalist…

Gepostet von ‎عين ميديا Ain Media‎ am Montag, 9. April 2018

One of the company’s producers, Rushdi Al-Sarraj, published a photograph of Murtaja taken moments before he was shot by an Israeli sniper. In it, Murtaja can be seen holding a camera and taking pictures of the protests during what has been dubbed as the Friday of Tyres.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. LIEBERMAN claims->no innocent people in Gaza? Constitutional Law States that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. A court system with Judge, Jury, prosecution & defence lawyers, witnesses & circumstantial evidence2 prove beyond reasonable doubt if some one is guilty. USA court system couldn’t prove OJ Simpson was guilty of murdering his wife & lover? Shooting unarmed peaceful protestors is unlawful murder because it was not self defence. Israel!!!! your court system is corrupt …it has a hung jury with biased witnesses with zero Palestinian rep. A LEGAL INVESTIGATION NEEDS TO BE MADE INTO ISRAEL’S CORRUPT COURT SYSTEM. Excessive-Jailing Ahed Tamimi 4 slapping a guard was provocation.

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