Zionist regime army investigations confirmed that the martyr Abdel Fattah al-Sharif was not carrying explosives or an explosive belt, and denied the allegations of the soldier, who had executed Sharif, along with his lawyer and the extreme right, which expressed its support for this crime.
Analysts believe that the extreme right is trying to give new and more lenient instructions to the Israeli army about shooting Palestinians.
Military sources confirmed that the initial investigation conducted by the army in the wake of the execution crime of Sharif proved that the soldier, who fired a bullet at Sharif’s head and killed him, came to the crime scene six minutes later and after Sharif was already lying on the ground unable to move after being shot.
The army said that before the arrival of the military unit, which the soldier was one of its members, a soldier had already examined Sharif’s body and found that he was not carrying an explosive belt. The Hebrew site, Walla, quoted an Israeli official military source as saying that “the soldier shot at the head of the terrorist after that”.
The same military source said that the instructions on suspicion of explosive belt are very clear, and “require the evacuation of the place so as to prevent any injuries to others and the instructions do not include shooting”. The footage that documents the execution crime filmed by a Palestinian volunteer in B’Tselem organization (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) shows that there were a big number of soldiers and officers around Sharif.
The extreme right
In the meantime, the extreme right ministers and activists continue to criticize the Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot as well as the Israeli war minister Moshe Ya’alon because they condemned this crime and opened an investigation against the killer soldier.
In the meantime, it turned out that the soldier, perpetrator of the murder crime, belongs to the extreme right. He posted on his page on the media site “Facebook” slogans and phrases which prove that, including “Kahane is right,” in reference to the extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane.
The racist group “La Familia” also issued a statement expressing support for the soldier and claimed that he was subjected to a field trial. For its part, the extremist group Lehava issued a statement demanding investigation with the Palestinian volunteer who documented the crime.
The military analyst for Haaretz newspaper, Amos Harel, wrote today that the extreme right-wing campaign against the army, “its goal is clear: to set new standards to make everything permitted in the struggle against the Palestinians and nothing in the (occupied) territories is subject to the law and trial, and that the investigations hamper the Israeli army fighting its war against Palestinians, therefore; regulations on shooting-fire should be eased.”
In another comment, the writer for Haaretz, Gideon Levy, described the execution of Sharif, saying: “It was an abominable murder crime, the killing of a helpless person carried out by a coward soldier pretending to be a hero on a wounded man, his teammates and those around him are all partners in the crime.”
He continued: “If the soldier shot a homeless dog, this would have resented the soldiers and settlers who were in the crime scene, the soldiers who see the crime of killing a Palestinian as nothing but a usual event. The Israeli racism has reached this depraved level, a state of indifference toward the killing of a human in front of others “.