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maandag 13 augustus 2018

Vier spelende Palestijnse jongens werden doelbewust vermoord middels een Israëlische drone

Een geheim Israëlisch rapport toont aan dat de vier Palestijnse jongens, in de leeftijd van 10 en 11 jaar, spelend op het strand van Gaza (op 16 juli 2014), door het Israël werden vermoord met gebruikmaking van een drone, zou schrijft Robert Mackey in een artikel op The Intercept........

Uitvoerig wordt ingegaan hoe e.e.a. heeft kunnen gebeuren en de reden waarom Israël e.e.a. geheim wilde houden >> niet alleen vanwege de wereldwijde verontwaardiging (al was die buiten het westen een stuk groter..), maar ook om de verkoop van Israëlische drones naar het buitenland veilig te stellen. Zo stond er een contract met Duitsland op het spel, een contract voor 'het leasen' van drones voor maar 'liefst' 600 miljoen euro.....

In het artikel gaat Mackey in op de stelling van Israël dat er een vergissing werd gemaakt bij het beoordelen van de beelden waarop de beslissing werd genomen die tot de dood van de vier jongens leidde. Echter gezien eerdere gebeurtenissen en de gebeurtenissen sinds maart dit jaar, waarbij vreedzame (nog steeds voortdurende) demonstraties onder de naam 'The Great Return March', doelbewust onder vuur werden genomen, kan je echt niet spreken van 'vergissingen........' Onder vuur genomen door psychopathische Israëlische scherpschutters (met een uitstekend werkend vizier op hun wapen), die een groot aantal ongewapende mensen hebben vermoord, Palestijnse mensen waaronder duidelijk herkenbare kinderen en medische hulpverleners.........

'Je zou bijna gaan denken' dat Israël dit geheime rapport expres heeft gelekt om aan te tonen dat men wel degelijk menselijke trekken heeft en men moeite heeft met dit soort 'vergissingen', terwijl de dagelijkse werkelijkheid laat zien dat Israël er totaal geen moeite mee heeft om kinderen, vrouwen, gehandicapten en zelfs mensen met het Downsyndroom* (nogmaals: doelbewust) gevangen te nemen, gruwelijk te martelen, dan wel standrechtelijk te vermoorden.....

Lees het volgende artikel en oordeel zelf:

Secret Israeli Report Reveals Armed Drone Killed Four Boys Playing on Gaza Beach in 2014

August 11 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Secret Israeli Report Reveals Armed Drone Killed Four Boys Playing on Gaza Beach in 2014

A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT by Israeli military police investigators seen by The Intercept explains how a tragic series of mistakes by air force, naval, and intelligence officers led to an airstrike in which four Palestinian boys playing on a beach in Gaza in 2014 were killed by missiles launched from an armed drone.

Testimony from the officers involved in the attack, which has been concealed from the public until now, confirms for the first time that the children — four cousins ages 10 and 11 — were pursued and killed by drone operators who somehow mistook them, in broad daylight, for Hamas militants.

The testimony raises new questions about whether the attack, which unfolded in front of dozens of journalists and triggered global outrage, was carried out with reckless disregard for civilian life and without proper authorization. After killing the first boy, the drone operators told investigators, they had sought clarification from their superiors as to how far along the beach, used by civilians, they could pursue the fleeing survivors. Less than a minute later, as the boys ran for their lives, the drone operators decided to launch a second missile, killing three more children, despite never getting an answer to their question.

Suhad Bishara, a lawyer representing the families of the victims, told
The Intercept that Israel’s use of armed drones to kill Palestinians poses “many questions concerning human judgment, ethics, and compliance with international humanitarian law.”

Remotely piloted bombers “alter the process of human decision-making,” Bishara said, and the use of the technology in the 2014 beach attack “expands the circle of people responsible for the actual killing of the Bakr children.”

Just hours before the attack, on the morning of July 16, 2014, the public relations unit of the Israel Defense Forces had been promoting the idea that the live video feeds provided by drones enabled its air force to avoid killing Palestinian civilians.

The PR unit released operational footage, apparently taken from the screens of Israeli drone operators, which documented how three Israeli airstrikes had been called off that week because figures, identified as civilians, had appeared close to targets in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

Those images were released one week into Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, a 50-day offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza in which Israel would eventually kill 1,391 civilians, including 526 children.

Later that same day, at about 3:30 p.m., an Israeli Hermes 450 surveillance drone hovering over a beach in Gaza City transmitted images of eight figures clambering from the strand onto a jetty.

A small shipping container on the jetty had been destroyed by an Israeli missile the day before, based on intelligence indicating that it might have been used by Hamas naval commandos to store weapons. Some analysts have questioned that intelligence, however, since there were no secondary explosions after the structure was hit and journalists staying in nearby hotels reported that no militants had been seen around the jetty that week.

The Israeli military police report reviewed by The Intercept documents what happened next. After one of the figures on the jetty entered the container that had been destroyed the previous day, an Israeli air force commander at the Palmachim air base, south of Tel Aviv, ordered the operators of a second drone, which was armed, to fire a missile at the container.

AS MY COLLEAGUES Cora Currier and Henrik Moltke reported in 2016, although the Israeli government maintains an official stance of secrecy around its use of drones to carry out airstrikes, hacked Israeli surveillance images provided to The Intercept by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed an Israeli drone armed with missiles in 2010.

Speaking privately to a visiting American diplomat after Israel’s 2009 offensive in Gaza, Avichai Mandelblit, who was the country’s chief military prosecutor at the time and now serves as its attorney general, acknowledged that two missiles that injured civilians in a mosque had been fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle, according to a leaked State Department cable.

One reason that Israel might decline to acknowledge that its drones have been used to kill Palestinian children is that such information could complicate sales of its drones to foreign governments. In June, the state-owned company Israel Aerospace Industries signed a $600 million deal to lease Heron drones to Germany’s defense ministry. That deal was initially delayed by concerns from German politicians that the drones, to be used for surveillance, could also be armed. The same state-owned company has also sold drones to Turkey, a strongly pro-Palestinian nation, which has nonetheless used the Israeli technology to bomb Kurds in Iraq.

The Israeli military police report on the 2014 strike seen by The Intercept offers the most direct evidence to date that Israel has used armed drones to launch attacks in Gaza. Testimony from the drone operators, commanders, and intelligence officers who took part in the attack confirms that they used an armed drone to fire the missile that slammed into the jetty, killing the person who had entered the container, and also to launch a second strike, which killed three of the survivors as they fled across the beach.

According to the testimony of one naval officer involved in the strikes, the mission was initially considered “a great success,” because the strike team believed, wrongly, that they had killed four Hamas militants preparing to launch an attack on Israeli forces.

Within minutes of the two strikes, however, a group of international journalists who had witnessed the attack from nearby hotels reported that the victims torn apart by the missiles were not adult militants but four small boys, cousins who were 10 and 11 years old.

Another four boys from the same family survived the attack, but were left with shrapnel wounds and deep emotional scars.

Harrowing images of the children running desperately across the beach after the first missile had killed their cousin were quickly shared by a Palestinian photographer, an Al Jazeera reporter and a camera crew from French television.

A brutal image of the immediate aftermath captured by Tyler Hicks of the New York Times, one of the journalists who witnessed the attack, made the killing of the four boys, all of them sons of Gaza fishermen from the Bakr family, reverberate worldwide.

Maybe it’s the fact that I walked on that beach—and have a small child that makes this photo so devastating.

The French TV correspondent Liseron Boudoul, whose report that day included distressing video of the boys running along the beach before the second strike, noted that she and other witnesses to the attack were unclear where, exactly, the missiles had come from — although initial speculation centered on Israeli naval vessels seen just offshore.

THE SECRET TESTIMONY from the Israeli military personnel involved in the attack establishes for the first time that the drone operators treated the jetty as a free-fire zone on the mistaken assumption that it was off-limits to anyone but militants.

After images of the attack prompted widespread outrage, Israel’s army conducted a review of the mission and recommended that a military police investigation into possible criminal negligence be conducted. The testimonies collected by the military police from the strike team were included in a report presented to Israel’s military advocate general, Maj. Gen. Danny Efroni, 11 months after the boys were killed.

Efroni did not release the testimonies, but did make a summary of the report’s findings public on June 11, 2015, when he closed the investigation without filing any charges. Israel’s chief military prosecutor decided that no further criminal or disciplinary measures would be taken, since the investigators had concluded that “it would not have been possible for the operational entities involved to have identified these figures, via aerial surveillance, as children.”

Efroni did not explain why that was impossible. Two days before the strike in question, Israel’s military PR unit had released another video clip in which drone operators could be heard deciding to halt strikes because they had identified figures in their live feeds as children.

Adalah, also known as the Haifa-based Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, has spent the past three years fighting on behalf of the families of the boys — Ismail Bakr, 10; Ahed Bakr, 10; Zakaria Bakr, 10; and Mohammed Bakr, 11 — to have the decision not to prosecute the soldiers overturned by an Israeli court.

Much of that time has been spent waiting for Israel’s attorney general, Mandelblit, to simply reply to appeals filed by Adalah and two Gazan rights groups, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.

In February, Adalah said in a statement that Israel’s own investigation “revealed that the Israeli military did not take any measures to ascertain whether the targets on the ground were civilians, let alone children, prior to intentionally directing the attacks against them.”

Bishara, one of the Adalah lawyers representing the boys’ families, told The Intercept in a telephone interview that the Israeli investigation of the killings, in which the military cleared itself of wrongdoing, was flawed in several ways. To start with, the testimonies were only collected by the military police four months after the incident, and only considered what could be seen of the beach through the drone cameras. No testimony was taken from the international journalists who witnessed the attack, and the accounts of Palestinian witnesses, including written affidavits from boys injured in the strikes, were discounted.

Wall Street Journal video report filed on the day of the attack by Nick Casey, a correspondent staying in a hotel close to the jetty, cast doubt on the Israeli intelligence that designated the site a Hamas compound. Casey’s report, which featured images of the first young victim’s mangled body being taken from the jetty, explained that “no one knew why this place had been bombarded; there have been no Hamas attacks from here and no rockets that we’ve seen.”

When the Israeli authorities closed the case in 2015, Alexander Marquardt, a former ABC Jerusalem correspondent who had also witnessed the attack, disputed the finding that the jetty was sealed off from the beach, arguing that it was open to civilians.

Lees verder op 'The Intercept'     
* Zie: 'Palestijnse man met syndroom van Down gearresteerd door 'dappere' Israëlische militairen: hand gebroken en 3 dagen opgesloten.......'

Zie ook:
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'Israëlische 'helden' schieten invalide Palestijn in het achterhoofd'

'Ceremoniële beloning voor 'heldhaftige' Israëlische scherpschutters die ongewapende Palestijnse demonstranten vermoordden'

'TUI met reizen naar Israël: "Discover apartheid and the mass murders on Palestinians and smile...."'

''Israëlische helden' schieten 6 ongewapende Palestijnse demonstranten dood op Gazaans grondgebied, inclusief 2 jongens van 12 en 14 jaar oud.....'

'VS onder Trump >> een nog grotere stimulator van Israëlische terreur'

'Jonathan Chandler (Foundation for Defense of Democracies): Palestijns beroep op vluchtelingenstatus staat vrede in Israël in de weg..... ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!'

'Israël bestormt voor de zoveelste keer met groot machtsvertoon de Al-Aqsamoskee......'

'Israël vermoordt alweer 'zeer heldhaftig' 5 ongewapende Palestijnen, waaronder een 12 jarige en een 17 jarige jongen........'

'NOS ('onafhankelijk' zendgemachtigde) met pro-Israëlische propaganda n.a.v. vrijlating Ahed al-Tamimi...'

'Israël: gevangenschap voor slaan van militair en vrijspraak voor doelbewust levend verbranden van een Palestijnse baby.......'

'Het 'dappere' Israëlische leger......'

'Palestijnen: beelden van vernederingen die dit volk zich op dagelijkse basis moet laten welgevallen door Israëlische militairen'

'Israël blokkeert toegang tot dorp Ahed al-Tamimi......'

'Israël nu officieel fascistische apartheidsstaat: natiestaat wet aangenomen.........'

''Rechter' houdt Palestijns meisje van 16 jaar in gevangenschap, verder een invalide in rolstoel vermoord: 'leve het dappere Israëlische leger....''

'Israëlische scherpschutters vermoorden met opzet kinderen en de witte westerse wereld blijft wegkijken.......'

'Israëlische 'helden' schieten weer een ongewapend kind dood'

'Bevrijd de 4 Tamimi vrouwen, inclusief een meisje van 16!

'Israël zet snelle reactiemacht op poten tegen anti-Israëlische kritiek'

'Israël heeft de energielevering aan Gazastrook alweer gestopt, plus commentaar van de uitermate pro-Israëlische BBC.......' 

'Why Liberal Zionists Have Nothing to Say About Ahed Tamimi’s Slap and Arrest'

'Jerry Seinfeld valt keihard door de mand als zionist...........' (Seinfeld, 'een liberale zionist')

''Heldhaftige Israelische militair', die op verdenking van het gooien met stenen, een 15 jarige jongen vermoordde, gaat vrijuit........'

'Ahed al-Tamimi in Volkskrant 'uitgelegd' als terrorist, die klappen uitdeelt.... ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

'Ahed al-Tamimi (nu 17 jaar) nog steeds vast na slaan militair en ondergaat intimidatie van ondervragers......'

'16 jarige Ahed al-Tamimi is volgens militaire rechter te gevaarlijk om op borgtocht vrij te laten........'

'Israël martelt 60% van de gevangengehouden Palestijnse kinderen.......'

'Israël sluit waterkraan voor Gazastrook, een enorme schending van mensenrechten en een misdaad tegen de menselijkheid.....'

'Israëlische rechtbank besloot proces tegen 17 jarig meisje Ahed al-Tamimi achter gesloten deuren te houden >> voor haar eigen bestwil..... ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!'

'Israël weigert 17 jarig meisje Ahed al-Tamimi vervroegd vrij te laten........'

'Israël gebruikt nieuw chemisch wapen tegen Palestijnse demonstranten in de Gazastrook'

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