An Israeli solder shot and killed Abed Fatah al Sharif, a Palestinian "terrorist" last week in Hebron. (The soldier's name has been kept secret under a gag order within Israel, but he has been identified in the Western media as Elor Azarya) That a soldier shot a "terrorist" in the West Bank is hardly news. But this shooting was different. It was caught on high definition video, and the "terrorist" was helpless at the time he was shot. See for yourself.
Last year I wrote about Israel's claim that it has the most moral army in the world. A video from a October 7 showing how the IDF handled stone throwing Palestinians now prompts me to re-examine that claim. Actually, I should modify my statement that the stone throwers were Palestinian. Some of them were actually undercover IDF or border police officers. It is impossible to tell from these videos whether the IDF/border police officers instigated the stone throwing or were merely blending in with a crowd of Palestinians who were already throwing stones. In either case, watch as an undercover soldier shoots a Palestinian in the leg as he is is being restrained by two fellow officers.