Shooting back

Matt asked me if I’d seen this on the BBC site – a group of Israelis attack Palestinian shepherds (video, unbearable menace of masked men approaching purposefully from a distance with sticks). Israeli Human Rights organisation B’Tselem gave West Bank Palestinians cameras to better record incidents of Israeli settler aggression and IDF complicity. Palestinians have become citizen journalists and we have this footage.

Absolutely disgusting, cold rage. The IDF and the Israeli government neglect of this settler aggression is so destructive of trust and faith in a peace settlement. This is something that they can do something about without a peace process or anything else in place. It is completely within their power. They need to pull out the stops to arrest and prosecute the people who do this.

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