Word. ‘We will hit you with gas until you all die…’

In a startling and sinister escalation, Israeli troops stormed the West Bank’s Aida refugee camp this week with tear gas blasting and a truck loudspeaker blaring a deadly, perhaps unprecedented message: “We are the Occupation army,” it proclaimed. “Throw stones and we will hit you with gas until you all die – the youth, the children, the old people…We will not leave any of you alive.” Said one Palestinian, “Such threats merely add words to the deed.”
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2 responses to “Word. ‘We will hit you with gas until you all die…’

  1. How is this not news to the main stream media? There is little if any doubt about the validity of the threat: The Times of Israel reports the soldier was suspended (http://www.timesofisrael.com/border-cop-suspended-for-threatening-to-gas-palestinians/). But the only online coverage by anything resembling major media falls to Al Jazeera (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/israeli-forces-gas-die-151031140951304.html) and News24 (http://www.news24.com/World/News/Israeli-officer-We-will-gas-you-until-you-die-20151031). Reuters gives this hideous incident only a “by-the-way” tacked on to an article entitled “Palestinian wielding knife shot dead: Israeli police” (http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/31/us-israel-palestinians-idUSKCN0SP0AF20151031), and, with only a partial quote, merely to say the soldier was suspended. And the Reuters report has barely been picked up. The full video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC5_W_zUzHc. Sure seems newsworthy to me. Imagine if the tables were turned and it had been the Palestinian issuing the same threats.

    • Thanks for the detailed information Brenda. If such genocidal declarations were reported by the monopoly media, then we got get on with other matters! In my view, it is not reported as it reveals the genocidal aim of the Israeli Zionists against an entire people, the Palestinians. The soldier is suspended (but not charged) as it is always the little fish who are sacrificed when caught in the act.

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