Haaretz, Aug. 31, 2016


When a soldier opened one of the motorcycle storage compartments and began rummaging through it, a second soldier stood with a rifle pointed at the head of the biker whose cycle was being inspected – positioned a half-meter away.

[...] Just after Omar was checked out, a pedestrian, a man of about 60, appeared with a boy of about 10 – unarmed, of course. The soldiers stopped them, Omar recounts, with one checking out the older man as one would a criminal, hitting the man’s legs while the second soldier aimed his rifle. At the man’s head. All were suspects because this is their home. They were guilty by virtue of their Palestinianness – and miraculously, the soldiers did not sentence them to death.