Monday, January 9, 2012

Video: Israelis arrested in Nabi Saleh subjected to "Palestinian" treatment by occupation soldiers

By Ali Abunimah

"The kidnap, detention and torture of Palestinians, especially children, at the hands of Israeli occupation forces is a routine practice in the West Bank.

It is more rare for Israelis – who enjoy racial privileges under Israel’s apartheid system – to be given the “Palestinian” treatment. Yet a video and written account provides an example of two Israelis, “Shai” and “Doron,” being subjected to the kind of abuse by Israeli soldiers more usually reserved for Palestinians.

The incident occurred on 23 December at a protest in the village of Nabi Saleh, commemorating Mustafa Tamimi, who was murdered there by an Israeli soldier in cold blood two weeks before.

Peaceful protests by villagers and solidarity activists against the theft of Nabi Saleh’s land to expand the illegal Jews-only colony of Halamish have continued despite Israel’s brutal violence and repression including the killing of Mustafa Tamimi and the arrest and military trial of popular resistance leader Bassem Tamimi......"

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