‘Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank’

Haaretz reports: Undercover soldiers hurled stones in the “general direction” of IDF soldiers as part of their activity to counter weekly demonstrations in the Palestinian village of Bil’in, the commander of the Israeli Prison Service’s elite “Masada” unit revealed during his recent testimony in the trial of MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash).

Barakeh has been charged with assaulting a border guard in Bil’in who was attempting to arrest a demonstrator.

Since 2005, the weekly protests against the separation barrier in Bil’in, which cuts the village off from much of its residents’ land, have attracted international attention as well as the participation of Israeli and international activists.

Several “Masada” fighters testified two weeks ago in Barakeh’s trial in the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s court. The fighters testified from behind a curtain and their identity is to remain secret. The central witness was “Fighter 102,” an officer in “Masada,” who told the court that “we were sent to counter the disruptions at the separation barrier in Bil’in. It was the first time I was undercover. Two men were arrested, they were Palestinians.”

When quizzed by defense attorney Orna Kohn if the undercover soldiers hurled stones, “102” answered that they did. When asked if he hurled stones toward IDF soldiers, he answered “in the general direction.”

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  1. John Somebody

    Wonderful that, this should be admitted.

    What a waste though, if anti-zionasties fail to acknowledge the value of the opposition admitting to such a thing, and fail to push this around, on the grounds that “we” all know such things happen.

    If Palesitinians admit to anything, we can be sure the hasbara will be falling over each other to tell each other about it, to make sure that everyone else gets to know about it, as well. Is it surprising, that zio liars have managed to get away, with blatant lies for so long, while activists ignore such gifts. The power of the zio lobby cannot hide blatant truth for so long, without the failures of our side to use blatant truth.
    Palestine was never invaded, or wiped off the map by Palestinians.

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