Δευτέρα, 31 Αυγούστου 2015

Viral Video of Women Fighting Israeli Soldier Spotlights Harsh Treatment of Stone Throwers

Viral Video of Women Fighting Israeli Soldier Spotlights Harsh Treatment of Stone Throwers
MIDDLE EAST
An Israeli soldier armed with a machine gun was recently caught on camera scuffling with several Palestinian women and girls, who intervened as the man tried to detain an injured 12 year-old boy for throwing stones. 
The footage went viral, generating millions of views in just two days, and has since put a spotlight on two radically different — and seemingly irreconcilable — interpretations of the army's role in policing the occupied territories.
The clip begins with violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and heavily armed Israeli soldiers. 
The confrontation is a near-weekly occurrence in Nabi Saleh, a village near Nablus in the West Bank that is known for its activism against the occupation. At around five minutes and 11 seconds into the video, a soldier can be seen attempting to aggressively detain a boy, identified as Mohammed Tamimi, who has his arm in a plaster cast. What happens next has been seen in very different ways.

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