Shoot and Lie: Israeli Forces Are Killing Civilians with Impunity

By Ben White

On Sunday, an undercover unit of Israel’s Border Police conducted an arrest raid in Shuafat refugee camp, an area of Occupied East Jerusalem locked behind the Separation Wall.

Encountering resistance from local residents, the undercover forces requested assistance, and a large number of uniformed Israeli forces entered the camp. The police, in order to “extract the undercover unit and the detainee”, deployed “tear gas, sponge-tipped bullets and stun grenades.”

Nafaz Damiri was shopping in Shuafat when the raid took place. As he stood taking shelter inside a supermarket, Israeli forces shot him in the face with a sponge bullet. The 55-year-old husband and father of one, who was born deaf and dumb, has now lost his right eye.

Following the raid, the Israeli police tweeted the following (thanks to Sol Salbe for translation):

During an arrest of a suspect in Shuafat dozens of residents began throwing stones at the border police force. The force made use of [unspecified] means and left with the detainee. Later on a demonstrator was evacuated for medical treatment.

– Read more: Shoot and Lie: Israeli Forces Are Killing Civilians with Impunity  – Ben White, Middle East Monitor.

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1 Comment

  1. Reading these articles on the treatment of Palestenians make me very sad. When will this all end. No wonder there is so much hate in the muslim world for the west. The Israelis can do whatever they like. I do hope in my life time there will be one state.

    When I watched the last war on Gaza my family and myself felt so pained for the people of Gaza. I pray and hope a solution will be found soon.The ship to Gaza has been stopped and no mention of it in the world BBC news.

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