Video footage shows Israeli soldiers hurling a stun grenade at a group of Palestinians sitting on the roadside.
The small group sitting outside a house on the sidewalk are visibly not involved in any threatening activity; they are unarmed and minding their own business. An IDF jeep can be seen approaching them and stopping for a few seconds. Then someone says something to the men and the car moves on.
However, before the jeep moves away someone from inside hurls what is being identified as a stun grenade at the peaceful group.
The video was published just weeks after another video showed border policemen harassing a young Palestinian girl and confiscating her bike.
Violence between Israelis and Palestinians is a common occurrence. In another recent incident, Israeli soldiers shot down a 28-year-old Palestinian mother and student who posed no threat to them. The soldiers claimed she tried to stab one of them, but the video footage obtained from the scene just showed the terrified woman shielding her face.
"Any challenge to the morality of the IDF is outrageous and unacceptable," Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed. "The soldiers of the IDF, our children, maintain high ethical values while courageously fighting against bloodthirsty murderers under difficult operational conditions.”
However, many of their victims are underage kids or unarmed women, who clearly do not fall in the “bloodthirsty murderers” category.