What is the IDF hiding about the killings in Gaza?

May 16, 2018
The Israeli army is claiming that at least 25 of the 60 Palestinians killed in Gaza on Monday were involved in terrorist activities, but it is refusing to say why it killed the other 35.

Mourners carry the body of 15-year old Palestinian Jamal Afana, during his funeral in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on May 13, 2018.

Haggai Matar writes in +972:

Israeli soldiers killed 60 Palestinian protesters on Monday in Gaza’s bloodiest day since the 2014 war. Over the course of the last month and half, the IDF killed an additional 49 Palestinian protesters in Gaza, and wounded thousands more with live fire.

In late march, just hours after Israeli snipers killed 17 protesters on the first day of the Gaza Return March, the IDF Spokesperson tweeted: “Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.”

The tweet was later deleted, perhaps because of requests from journalists that the army explain specific bullets — for example, the one that struck and killed an unarmed man running away from the border fence, or the killing of journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein — that the army could not, or would not, explain.


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