Not content merely to have murdered Samar Sirhan last week at the hands of a trigger happy settler security guard, Israel’s hallowed Border Police added insult to injury by breaking into the Sirhan home yesterday morning at 2:30AM where they promptly severely beat several of his brothers and arrested one of them who required nine stitches for his injuries.
What possible pretext can these heartless goons have for exacerbating the suffering of this family? Clearly, all Israel including its Jewish residents knows the killing was murder. They’ve seen the live video of the shooting scene. They know the guard and police story don’t wash. They know the family is pressing for justice. This is a naked projection of brutal power to cow the family into submission.
Hey, does everyone here remember the Jerusalem police’s newly appointed “Arab liaison,” Doron Zahavi aka “Captain George?” The one notorious for arranging for the sodomization of Mustafa Dirani when he helped run an IDF military intelligence detention center a few years ago? This is the kind of excellent community liaison work for which Zahavi can doubtless take credit. I believe this is called “pacification,” Israel style.
Here is Joseph Dana’s account of police brutishness during recent disturbances in Silwan following Sirhan’s murder:
Recently, I was on the ground and witnessed soldiers urinating and defecating on the roofs of private Palestinian homes, throwing bottles (water and beer) on to Palestinians pedestrians on the street and breaking windows left and right.From the ground [live] I tweeted:
“Soldiers are trashing roof tops with urine and feces in Silwan. We are cleaning up and putting the waste in front of the settler house”
“The police have no shame at all. They have broken a window now and poked their heads into the house demanding coffee”
“They are also throwing bottles from roofs on to the main streets.”
If you are a Jew and supporter of Israel’s current government and policies, how much longer can behavior like this go on in your name? Will you say, ‘Enough?’ Ever?