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Friday, February 24, 2017

Dumb Question Re: Elor Azaria Case

nydailynews.com
Besides all of the issues that everyone, including yours truly, have written about numerous times, there's something that keeps bothering me.
IncidentSite of the shooting, several months before the incident
On 24 March 2016, two Palestinian assailants stabbed an Israeli soldier and moderately wounded him in Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Both assailants were shot and seriously wounded by Israeli soldiers.[3] One of the assailants soon died. His companion, Abed al Fatah al-Sharif, lying incapacitated on the road, was shot in the head and killed by Elor Azaria, an IDF medic serving in Shimshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade.[4][5] A video published by B'tselem, showing an IDF soldier approaching the supine al-Sharif and shooting him in the head from less than two metres,[6] went viral on Israeli social media, sparking controversy.[7] Wikipedia 
How/Why was B'tselem there on the spot?

Yes, it's another of my dumb questions.

I can think of only one reasonable, rational answer to the question of:
How could that photographer been ready at the draw to photograph everything so quickly if he hadn't been involved in the planning and staging of the attack?
We all know that many Arab terrorist attacks in Israel are documented and "egged on" by the media and NGOs. Could this have been the case then, too? And if so, why hasn't this possible involvement been properly investigated by Israeli authorities?

As I'd written in my earlier posts about the attack, I find it worse than suspicious that B'tselem immediately shared silenced videos which were meant to distort the reality of the scene and make Elor  Azaria look much more violent and guilty than he was.

7 comments:

Shtrudel said...

Sure, it looks suspicious but when you realize that they have fitted out HUNDREDS of "activists with cameras and the fact that we're dealing with a limited are geographically I would say I'd be surprised if there wasn't an activist around...

Same for their uploading of edited versions... It's what they do...

IOW, while I think that a setup is possible I'm not seeing any evidence toward that theory...

Batya Medad said...

Can you prove that the camera man didn't kbow in advance?

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
It's probably impossible to prove whether or not the camera man knew in advance. It would have been more surprising had there not been a B'Tselem activist near the scene with a camera ready.
Hadassa

Shiloh said...

I would assume that the camera man knew of the location of the attack as they do with most of them because they just so happen to be there. They don't post videos of attacks that cannot condemn Israel. Our PC gov't needs to kick these photographers out of here along with FATAH. This will be the biggest humanitarian event possible for us and the Arabs.

Batya Medad said...

So, no way to prove it?

Gershon said...

Are you suggesting the photographer made Elor do what he did?

Batya Medad said...

No, but the terrorist and the photographer could have been working together and not for the first time.