“Die you son of a bitch”: Israeli shouts at 13-year-old Palestinian boy struggling for last breath…
Thanks to mobile recording technology, Palestinian and Israeli leaders have lost control of the narrative—and of their own extremists. The recent wave of increased violence between Palestinians and Israeli settlers is quickly reaching a boiling point.
In a mobile video capture, Ahmad Manasra, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy, is lying on the ground, bleeding and struggling to cry out for help while an Israeli settler shouts obscenities at him. Throughout the length of the video, none of the officers or bystanders attempt to give the dying boy first aid or comfort as he bled out on the sidewalk, his lungs audibly filling with blood as he tried to speak. “Die, you son of a whore!! Die!!” shouted Israeli men at a seriously wounded Palestinian child, who was left to die while police stood around him doing nothing. One of the officers repeatedly pushed the boy down with his foot, whenever he tried to sit up.
The officers did not shoot him, but left him bleeding with head injuries, broken legs and other serious injuries on the ground. The boy was able to raise his head a few times, but the police officers kicked him back down.
According to Middleeastrising.com, Ahmad was being chased through the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood in Jerusalem by a mob of Israeli settlers alleging he stabbed two Israelis. The settler filming the video shouted “Die! Die, you mother fucker, die! Die, you faggot, die! Die, you son of a bitch!” The man shouted the slurs in both Hebrew and Arabic, to make sure Ahmad knew exactly what he was saying.
Ahmad remained in critical condition for several hours, but is now in stable condition.
According to the Times of Israel, Manasra is accused of carrying out a stabbing spree on Monday with his cousin Hassan Manasra, 15, seriously injuring a 13-year-old boy and 25-year-old man. Hassan Manasra was shot and killed after charging at police with a knife, while Ahmed Manasra was injured after being hit by a car while fleeing.
The 25-year-old victim of the stabbing is in moderate condition. The 13-year-old is still unconscious. His condition was upgraded from critical, when he was stabbed, to serious but not life threatening.
According to the Washington Post, 30 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis in recent weeks, while 8 Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians.