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Monday, January 31, 2011

Video: reportedly by IDF of Israeli settlers' murder of Palestinian teen Oday Maher Qadous from the village of Iraq Burin

Palestine Video - Armed Illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank taking over Palestinian land, both private and public, usually walk down from their settlements, located on hilltops, to harass farmers in the surrounding area to prevent them from tending their land, their only source of living. The settlers plan is to drive farmers out and expand the settlements.

These evil acts, endlessly recorded in videos from all over the West Bank, usually end in either the Israeli army intervening and declaring the area a closed military zone, preventing Palestinian farmers from tending their land, or in the Palestinian farmers leaving the area to prevent harm to their persons or families, which in either case would give the result desired by settlers. Defending yourself from a settler is miraculously turned into an attack against an israeli and is punishable by a harsh prison sentence and financial burdens the poor Palestinian farmer family would almost find it impossible to bear.

The video below claims it was released by an IDF “security” camera. It shows an armed Israeli settler, doing the usual deed described above, except this time the settler was confronted by a young Palestinian Farmer who was drawn into a trap and killed. The settler suddenly runs and as the young Palestinian farmer follows him closely -believing he has been been victorious in driving the illegal settler away from the farm- the Israeli settler simply turns around and shoots him in cold blood, making it appear as if he did it in self defense.

The settlers attempt to act for the camera – settlers know exactly were it is placed and which areas it films due to their close ties to the army “protecting” their settlements – betrays him, notice the professionalism with which he turned around quickly and shot his victim, walked away fast and hurriedly ran and fled the scene of the crime.

The murder victim was Nineteen year-old Oday Maher Qadous from the village of Iraq Burin, south of Nablus, and was accompanied by his cousin (The third young man you see in the video) and the murder took place on January 27, 2011. Read more