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Israeli regime promotes killing of Palestinians: Activist

Blood stains are seen from the body of a Palestinian who was murdered by an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Tal Rumeda in the city center of the West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron), March 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Press TV has interviewed Joe Catron, with the International Solidarity Movement, about the Israeli regime’s support for brutalities by its army in dealing with the Palestinian people, especially a recent case involving the murdering an injured Palestinian youth by an Israeli soldier.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: What’s been happening on the streets of the occupied territories in Palestine isn’t anything new at least for you who are covering the situation on a daily basis, but in essence what is maintaining this indifference, this inaction, and let’s say, deathly silence as exhibited by the international community?

Catron: Oh, I think what we’re seeing, whether it’s one killing as in this apparent murder caught on video by an Israeli medic of a wounded Palestinian or the far broader pattern of extra-judicial executions of Palestinians that’s unfolded in recent months since the beginning of October, is simply the implementation of a longstanding Israeli state policy to encourage its forces and even its individual citizens to attack Palestinians and grant them as much impunity as it possibly can.

Occasionally, the uproar from the world community will grow loud enough that it will be forced to take some modest measures against an individual as we’re seeing in this one rare case simply because the killing was caught on video.

But this is simply Israeli state policy that’s been in place for generations being put on display before the world.

There’s really nothing new here. Like Israel’s massacres of thousands of Palestinians at a time in Gaza, it’s simply a level of criminality that is entirely supported by the state itself and its highest actors, including Benjamin Netanyahu.


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