“I can’t precisely decide whether these children are being shot at as a target, but in some cases the bullet comes from the front of the head and goes towards the back, so I think the gun has been directly pointed at the child.”
“The battalion commander ordered us to shoot anyone trying to remove the bodies”,
“The commander of the navy commandos put the muzzle of the rifle into the man’s mouth”,
“They told us to shoot at anybody moving in the street”,
“You can do whatever you feel like, nobody is going to question it.” (3)
“After being brought to the hospital, 22-year old Salamah Abu Hashish succumbed to his wounds. He had been shot in the back by Israeli troops stationed at the border. Another of the victims was a 14-year old boy who was critically injured when he was shot in the head while collecting rubble near where Abu Hashish was tending his sheep.” (12)
Caoimhe Butterly as told to Annie Higgins writing from Jenin Refugee Camp,” Live from Palestine, 22 November 2002.