Haaretz, Aug. 27, 2016
At the Yabrud checkpoint in the West Bank their colleagues saw a man. Actually, they didn’t see a man. They saw a subhuman. They shot him as they were taught. The military reporters reported also as taught: “A terrorist fired a weapon at a pillbox post in Ofra. Nobody was hurt. The force fired back and the terrorist was killed.”
[...] I was in Silwad about nine months ago, after Border Policemen killed Mahdia Hamed, a 40-year-old mother of four [...] At home, her 10-month-old infant was waiting to be breast-fed.
They shot her several times and the bullets pierced and ran through her body. Nobody was put on trial. The widower, Adiv Hamed, asked me then, in his naivety: “Do the Israelis know what happened? Was there a public debate in Israel after she was killed?”
I was silent with shame.