Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CNN video footage show Israeli military shooting at Palestinian teens killed during Nakba protests

Dear friends,
as you will be aware, on May 15, Israeli Occupation Forces, shot dead 17-year-old Muhammad Audah Abu al-Thahir and 15-year-old Nadim Siyam Nuwarah, with live ammunition in the chest during a Nakba demonstration outside Ofer Prison. 

In the wake of their death, video footage shoot by CCTVs mounted on the building next to where they were killed, has come to light show they were shot during a lull in the protests and posed no immediate or direct threat to Israeli Occupation Forces. The footage was released by Defence of Children International- Palestine and Israeli human rights group, B'Tselem. Despite not having requested copies of the footage for examination, Israeli Occupation Forces immediately denied the boys were killed by the IOF, instead claiming the footage was either fabricated or that the boys were shot by Palestinians.

In the last few days, however, more footage has come to light showing the Israeli military shooting directly at the boys at the time they were killed. The footage shot by an American news team from CNN and was released as part of a news report on the shootings. CNN reporter, Ivan Watson goes on to say in the report: "“At the precise moment when Nuwara was shot,CNN’s camera was rolling, filming an Israeli soldier shooting his rifle at the Palestinians and then demonstrators carrying the mortally wounded teenager to the ambulance.”

Despite the new footage from CNN, Israel, has continued to deny that Israel Occupation Forces used live ammunition and killed the boys. 

I have included below the CNN report on teh shooting of al-Thahir and Nuwarah.  You can also view the CCTV footage released by Defence of Children International-Palestine and B'Tselem by clicking on links below to my earlier posts.  Also is included is a link to my article in Red Flag on the shooting.

In solidarity, 

screen grab from CNN report

CNN REPORT: Palestinian youths shot dead on camera 
(to view the report on CNN website, click here)

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