Israeli regime seeks to put fear into Palestinians


Israel seeks to make Palestinians live in fear through actions such as its recent hanging of a Palestinian man in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), an activist tells Press TV.

“I think that the Israeli regime is actually quite comfortable with this action. They want to make things as difficult as possible for the Palestinians and to put fear into them,” said Paul Larudee, co-founder of Free Palestine Movement from Berkeley, in an interview with Press TV.

The activist also stated that the hanging is something that will probably become “more common” if an appropriate action is not taken against it.

Israeli settlers hanged a Palestinian man in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in another incident of brutality against Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Hassan Yousef Rammouni, 32, a Palestinian bus driver, was driving back home from work on Sunday, when he was abducted and then hanged by Israelis in his bus in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood.

The residents staged a protest against the killing in the area with clashes breaking out between Israeli forces and the Palestinian protesters.

Larudee further noted that Israel is not going to be “satisfied” until every single Palestinian is gone.

Tensions have been running high in East al-Quds after Israeli troops shot dead a young Palestinian man in northern occupied territories last week.

Israeli forces claim Khair al-Din Hamdan was shot during a raid, but video footage released after the incident shows an Israeli soldier getting out of his car and shooting directly at Hamdan.

Following the unrest sparked by the killing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a harsh crackdown on protests.

Palestinians have vowed to keep holding demonstrations in protest at Hamdan’s killing until the Israeli soldier who shot him dead is brought to justice.

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