Israeli forces killed one Palestinian near the fence separating besieged Gaza Strip from Israel, then used a bulldozer to extract the body and confiscate it.
The Israeli army said that the “soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians placing an explosive device next to the fence”, Reuters reported.
MUST BE RETWEETED WIDELY
Israeli occupation forces use a bulldozer to pull the body of Palestinian young man after killing him near the barbed fence in the south of Gaza. pic.twitter.com/mPNNTfTlyo
— Shehab Agency (@ShehabAgencyEn) February 23, 2020
However, a video, that is sparking outrage on social media, shows a bulldozer approaching the body of the slain Palestinian, who has been identified as 27-year-old Mohammed al-Naem, as two unarmed men were trying to collect it.
The two young men run away when the sound of gunfire is heard, and the Israeli military bulldozer confiscates the body.
The Gaza health ministry said two civilians were wounded by Israeli gunfire at the scene.
"Peace-makers do not dangle the corpses of young men from the blades of military bulldozers."
— TRT World (@trtworld) February 25, 2020
“The grisly murder of Naem represents the essence of Zionism, a political ideology that was modeled after European fascism, and despite its claims of progress and enlightenment has remained consistently the world’s most backward political philosophy – as it is predicated on discrimination and violence against those who belong to the ‘wrong’ religion, the ‘wrong’ race, and the ‘wrong’ color,” Palestinian journalist Ramzy Baroud wrote in a recently-published article.
Rachel Corrie, 23 y/o American activist and 27 y/o Palestinian Mohamad Ali Al-Naeem, murdered 17 years apart, by the same criminal state of “israel”, crushed to death by an “israeli” Bulldozer.
Separated by time, united by cause: a Free Palestine. pic.twitter.com/PvgHrmpGCF
— Hussein (@Mhusseinnn) February 24, 2020
“Naem’s death will not end resistance in Gaza, as subsequent events have demonstrated; rather, it would further accentuate the savagery of Israel as a heartless military occupier in the minds of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, and anyone who can see through Israeli state-sanctioned lies and propaganda,” Baroud added.
“It goes without saying that Israel does not want peace with the Palestinians, because peace-makers do not besiege people, do not kill innocent children, do not destroy people’s lives and deprive them of their dignity. And, most importantly, because peace-makers do not dangle the corpses of young men from the blades of military bulldozers.”
(Palestine Chronicle, Shehab Agency, Social Media)