Video Shows Palestinian Humiliation
IslamOnline.net & News Agencies The video shows an Israeli military dog unleased to attack and severely bite an elderly Palestinian woman.
RAMALLAH — Showing Israel's racist practices against the Palestinians, an amateur video showed on Monday, March 24, an unleashed Israeli military dog severely attacking a Palestinian woman and Israeli soldiers cruelly beating a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank. "Israeli occupation soldiers are practicing sadist violence against unarmed Palestinian civilians," Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa Al-Barghuthi, who aired the video, told a press conference, reported the Palestinian news agency (Wafa).
The film showed an Israeli military dog unleashed by Israeli soldiers just bite and attack an elderly Palestinian woman in Bethlehem in a shocking and terrifying scene.
Israeli soldiers appeared indifferent to screams of the terrified woman before one of them finally moved to release her arm from the dog's mouth.
The video also showed two Israeli soldiers harshly assaulting a 17-year-old Palestinian teenager at a checkpoint in the town of Hawwara in southern Nablus.
Barghuthi said the Israeli policies were worse than South Africa's past apartheid.
"The cameras showed the worst and most ugly acts the Palestinians are facing at the hands of Israeli soldiers at the barriers," he said.
"The occupation soldiers are torturing the Palestinians."
"This behavior", Barghuthi said, "shows that the Israeli policy is worse than South Africa's notorious past apartheid as deemed by former US president Jimmy Carter."
In early December, Carter, a 2002 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, released his new book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" in which he blasted "an enormous imprisonment wall" Israel is building in the West Bank.
"when Israel does occupy this territory deep within the West Bank, and connects the 200-or-so settlements with each other, with a road, and then prohibits the Palestinians from using that road, or in many cases even crossing the road, this perpetrates even worse instances of apartness, or apartheid, than we witnessed even in South Africa," Carter wrote.
Barghuthi said that the Palestinians are suffering daily humiliations at Israeli checkpoints.
"This is a well-established Israeli policy against the Palestinian civilians," he stressed.
"The Palestinians are forced to stop at more than 525 Israeli checkpoints established in the West Bank."
The minister pointed out that 61 Palestinian women were forced to give birth at Israeli barriers as they could not reach the hospitals.
According to the UN estimates, a total of 36 Palestinian babies have died because their mothers were detained during labor at Israeli checkpoints.
Barghuthi called for trying Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz for the daily humiliation of the Palestinians.
He said that the Palestinian government will seek the help of the international organizations to intervene to stop the Israeli racist practices against the Palestinian civilians.
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