Haaretz, May 5, 2016


we’ve recently had the case of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier indicted for manslaughter after the fatal shooting of a wounded and subdued Palestinian assailant in the West Bank settlement of Tel Rumeida, Hebron. Azaria was dubbed “everyone’s child,” and there was tremendous public support for him. An entire political camp rolled up its sleeves. In response, the panicked prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, hurried to call the soldier’s father at the start of the military legal process.

[...] Kaminer is the same age as Azaria and is also being dealt with by the military justice system.

[...] [S]he could at least enter the State of Israel’s history books, along with combat medic Elor Azaria and the civilian security guards at the Qalandiyah checkpoint who allegedly fired 15 times from a distance at a confused, 23-year-old Palestinian mother of two little girls recently, and then at her brother who tried to drag her out of the line of fire, killing them both.