PALESTINIAN YOUTH ALWAYS SEEM TO WIND UP IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME

 Can we call this a case of ‘blaming the victim’?
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Said Ali Qabalawi, 14, was subjected to a violent assault by Israeli troops in the town of Abu Dis, as he found himself in the wrong place while out buying milk for his baby sister. 
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Said says soldiers beat and spat on
him late Friday. 
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Israeli forces ‘attack East Jerusalem minor’
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BETHLEHEM — A young Palestinian’s errand for his mother took a drastic turn late Friday after he accidentally crossed into the middle of a violent clash between locals and Israeli forces.

Said Ali Qabalawi, 14, was subjected to a violent assault by Israeli troops in the town of Abu Dis, as he found himself in the wrong place while out buying milk for his baby sister.

At about 9 p.m., Said says, he left a pharmacy that had run out of milk and began walking to another one further down the road. Soon, he was surrounded by Israeli troops clashing with residents.

“The soldiers surrounded me, so I ran away jumping off a high wall. I couldn’t continue to run after the jump, and at that point I was caught. The soldiers attacked me brutally hitting me with rifle butts, kicking me and tearing my clothes off. I had no idea why they were beating me,” he told Ma’an.

One of the soldiers dragged the 14-year-old on the ground and he was taken to a nearby military base. At the base, they continued to beat the young man and accused him of throwing stones, which Said denies.

“Some of the soldiers spat on me and insulted me verbally. They also hit me on the stomach, and I have recently underwent a surgery in the intestine so the punches hurt me,” he added.

Four hours later, Said was taken to a police station in Maale Addumim settlement near Abu Dis where he was interrogated for six hours. He was then released on a bail of 500 shekels ($124) and he was told he would attend a court hearing on Jan. 30, 2013.

An Israeli police spokesman referred inquiries to the military, and an army spokeswoman did not immediately return calls.

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Not long ago in a galaxy far, far away…..

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4 Comments

  1. September 3, 2012 at 08:57

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  2. Redpossum said,

    September 3, 2012 at 17:51

    It’s been said before, but it bears saying again. This is like the case of an abused child, who grows up to abuse his own children.

    What the Zionists are doing to the Palestinians today, (and for the last 60+ years), is almost as bad as what the Nazis did to the Jews in the Holocaust.

    Of course, the issue is NOT that simple. It fails to mention the camps on Cyprus where the British confined so many Jews in the years immediately after the war, in beastly unsanitary conditions, leading to untold numbers of deaths from cholera and other diseases. And it fails to mention that the British had NO excuse for this, since they had done the same thing to the Boers 40 years earlier, when over 100,000 Boers, mostly women and children, had died in Kitchener’s camps.

    The whole issue is hideously complex, and mired in a swamp of lies, distortions, and partial truths.

    But in spite of all that, Israel has no excuse- none, zip, nada, jack squat – for abusing the Palestinians as they are doing. And the fact that the Palestinian people are literally their own distant cousins, just makes it even more unforgivable.

  3. Andre said,

    September 3, 2012 at 17:55

    There are more detailed pictures of Said’s beating by the IOF. Why wasn’t he handled with kid gloves like the settlers who were taken
    off the roof of the trailer home in the evacuated settlement? Time for
    equality before the law and less sanctioned child abuse. That would
    be a good and humble beginning to address all the wrongs on the
    stony path to peace , reconciliation , as well as social and economic
    justice in the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.

  4. tired said,

    September 4, 2012 at 02:01

    Christians who did not hate are starting to hate now!

    Well done IOF and may peace come soon to Palestians.


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