Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ethnic cleansing of Palestinians includes summary execution

This Palestinian child mourns at the funeral of his father, Huseen Awad. The media caption tells us that according to the Israeli military, Awad was shot to death by Israeli soldiers as he “crossed in from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, fearing he was a security threat though he proved to be unarmed.”

There are as yet no full reports of this incident because a full accounting will certainly indict the Israeli military for ethnic cleansing. What made Israeli soldiers fear Awad was a security threat? Did they think he was carrying a bazooka under his shirt or a Molotov cocktail in his underwear? Was he trying to get through a military checkpoint without proper papers? Did he talk back to an aggressive border guard? What about him would induce soldiers to summarily execute him? Was being Palestinian sufficient cause? And what the hell does Hamas have to do with shooting an unarmed man down?

May Huseen Awad RIP. And may we support the Palestinian's just cause by boycotting all Israeli products (barcode beginning 729) & by demanding “No US aid to Israel!”

(Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

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