Israeli Soldier Gets Slap on the Wrist for Murder of Unarmed Child | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Israeli Soldier Gets Slap on the Wrist for Murder of Unarmed Child

A video of the incident was uploaded to Twitter. The video shows 15-year-old Othman Helles barely get his two feet on the fence before he is shot dead. Helles is clearly unarmed, and cannot be taken as a serious threat to a soldier with a rifle and full body armor.

Since these protests began, children, paramedics, journalists, and disabled people have been killed by Israeli forces. The worst the protesters can do is hurl rocks across the fence or send burning kites, hardly a threat to the Israeli soldiers.

This conviction could just be a sorry attempt to appease the UN and other critics of the way the IDF has handled these protests. Since the first day of the Great March of Return, the UN has called for investigations into the massacres.

In February 2019, the UN released a report on their investigation into the killings. The UN concluded that "Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law" and there was "no justification for Israel to shoot protesters with live ammunition."

March 30th 2018 was the first day of the Great March of Return. That day, 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. The next day the IDF tweeted, "Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed."

The UN report details some of the injuries and killings from that first day of protests, like this account of a 17-year-old’s slaying, "On 30 March, Israeli forces shot Ibrahim, a candy seller from Rafah, in the back of the head as he walked away, approximately 100 m from the separation fence, after he and his companion threw stones at Israeli soldiers. He died almost instantly." Shooting a teenager in the back of the head was "accurate and measured" according to the IDF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why the BDF movement has to be uplifted immediately; there is no violence here, and simply a demonstration to Tel Aviv that as long as these assassinations still happen, their economic system will be as starved as much as humanly possible.