When Goliath Murdered Seven Davids
A truly shocking video of the deliberate murder of seven Palestinian youths in Gaza. Their crime? Throwing stones at soldiers across the barbed wire fence. The stones posed no danger to the troops and were an expression of frustration but that was enough for the Israeli Occupation Forces to murder seven youth and injure many more.
The story of David killing Goliath is a famous one in the Bible. Here we see the reverse – the Israeli Goliath kills not one but seven Davids.
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Israel intensifies violence and uncoordinated multiple daily attacks are
carried out by Palestinians, youth in Gaza have begun marching to the borders
to express solidarity and their frustration.
Israeli soldiers clad in full combat gear shot protestors and occasionally
fired tear gas canisters into the crowd of an estimated 1,000 young men and
boys, killing seven and injuring 145 along Gaza’s border area. Layers of barbed
wire and open space separated the soldiers from the protestors who threw rocks
they found on the ground and molotov cocktails. Additional military
installations and dirt mounds protected Israeli snipers as they picked off one
protestor after the next with Ruger .22 rifles, hitting them in the head,
chest, abdomen and limbs. Soldiers also fired explosive dum-dum rounds
according to medical sources in Gaza. At no point did the protestors present
any threat to the heavily armed soldiers. At least one protestor managed to
plant a flag on the barbed wire.
Israeli forces shot dead two children aged 13 and 15 as protests continue.
Attacks were again reported at the Nahal Oz crossing east of Gaza City, east of
Khan Younis, in the northern area of Beit Hanoun and at the Erez border
crossing. THe demonstrations today reportedly drew smaller numbers than
yesterday and Hamas security forces prevented some protestors from reaching the
defense minister Moshe Ya’alon blamed his military’s killing of protestors on Hamas,
saying that they didn’t prevent protestors from reaching the so-called “buffer
zone,” a loosely interpreted three hundred meter stretch of agricultural land
in the Gaza Strip from the border. He then threatened to escalate violence,
referring to the 2014 massive assault on the Gaza Strip which killed more than
2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians.
Israeli officials claim to not want an escalation – the military refrained from
customary bombing of Hamas training sites after one rocket launched from Gaza
landed inside Israel overnight – its forces continue to escalate violence by
killing Palestinian children and unarmed civilians.