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In video: Nabi Saleh woman shot at close range by Israeli forces
Published Friday 27/12/2013 (updated) 06/01/2014 09:36
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Screenshot from the video shows Manal Tamimi moments before being
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Activists from Nabi Saleh have released a video showing an Israeli soldier shooting a Palestinian woman in the leg at close range following clashes on Friday afternoon.

The video, uploaded by prominent local activist Bilal Tamimi, shows Manal Tamimi walking towards two heavily-armed Israeli soldiers who raided the village and being shot with a rubber bullet from a distance of only a few meters.

The incident is reported to have occurred as Israeli forces deployed in residential areas of the village of Nabi Saleh amid clashes following the weekly demonstration against the wall.

Israeli forces shot five Palestinians, including two journalists, and dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation during the clashes near the village. Israeli troops then deployed into the village itself.

It is at this point that local activist Manal Tamimi confronted the troops, and was subsequently shot.



The people of Nabi Saleh have been protesting weekly for four years, demanding that their lands confiscated by Israeli forces to build the separation wall be returned.

In 2004, the International Court of Justice called on Israel to stop construction of the separation wall within the occupied West Bank.

When completed, 85 percent of the wall will run inside the West Bank.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
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1 ) Colin Wright / USA
27/12/2013 22:54
The brave Israeli soldier manages to shoot down the charging Palestinian woman -- literally at the last moment.

2 ) And erson / Usa
27/12/2013 22:56
She's lucky another soldier would have killed her, many suicide bombs look like this!!

3 ) Actions Have / Consequences
27/12/2013 22:57
The soldiers did not come in "close range", so - If the woman had kept her distance (rather than threaten), - Then she would not have been shot !!

4 ) Colin Wright / USA
27/12/2013 23:14
Re #2-3: It's impossible to underestimate Zionists. I never would have thought there would be some who would actually attempt to justify such a naked display of gratuitous cowardice and viciousness. No, suicide bombers do not sneak up on you yelling and waving their arms in the air. Nor do two fully armed men have anything to fear from a 120 pound woman.

5 ) @2/3 / rz
27/12/2013 23:14
why were your soldiers there?

6 ) Greg / USA
27/12/2013 23:55
What are Israeli soldiers even doing there? This village is well inside the West Bank.

7 ) BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT & SANCTIONS / WORLD
28/12/2013 00:09
Take what they value most... $$$, right goldstein?

8 ) Humanity / USA
28/12/2013 01:06
Non-Violence met with Brutal Force, that is all this depicts. A woman was shot for no other reason than being Palestinian. Racism, fascism, apartheid.... that is the only logical explanation for this act of barbarism.

9 ) Malone / Hfx
28/12/2013 02:11
She got a little boo boo...could have been worse...of course this was all for the cameras....propaganda never stops

10 ) Malone / Hfx
28/12/2013 03:34
#1..Colin,you've obviously never been a soldier,maybe an armchair one from the safety of your computer,especially in that part of the world..pretty pathetic :(

11 ) #3 / US
28/12/2013 04:11
if only Israel's actions had consequences..

12 ) Kieran / Ireland
28/12/2013 04:28
The self proclaimed 'most moral army' in the world shows it's true colours yet again. Big brave heavily armed soldiers shooting unarmed civilians just as they have done regularly for the last 36 years of the illegal occupation.

13 ) Maureen / Australia
28/12/2013 06:17
#2 and #3 The Zionist occupation forces should not have been there.

14 ) Paul / Kenya
28/12/2013 06:30
Pity it wasnt you, Colin Wrong.

15 ) Horace Butterworth / UK
28/12/2013 09:05
@1 That woman was merely trying to apply for her families' Martyrs pension for a lifetime scheme. Luckily for her she now has a limp for life instead. Certainly great self control was shown by the IDF. She easily could have been targeted and killed as a potential suicide bomber; you guys need to see the other side of the coin, before casting aspersions.

16 ) Maureen / Australia
28/12/2013 18:02
#15 "Certainly great self control was shown by the IDF. " The IOF showing restraint? Wake up Horace! John Kerry is heading back to the ME and Israel is already showing up very badly in the world media and world opinion.

17 ) Magdelena Althrop-Smeeth / Highlands
28/12/2013 18:25
#15 - Mr Butterworth, I fear it is you who is casting aspersions in your first sentence. The young lady can clearly be heard (in the heat of the moment) shouting at the soldiers to leave (the village). Fortunately the young lady was not badly hurt & yes, whilst the soldier aimed at her lower extremities, it would be even better for all sides if confrontations such as this were a thing of the past. As an aside, "An English mans home is his castle", what would you do if someone inavaded yours?

18 ) Stand downer / Usa
28/12/2013 19:35
Who knows why they where there, you certainly don't. International soldier protocol would have killed her!! You don't run up to a soldier when he warns you to stand down !! You can Paliwood this all you want but it won't solve your problem !!

19 ) jay / US
28/12/2013 21:27
When you read authoritarian comments by folks from the US, you have to keep in mind that we're a very sick nation. Last week a campus security officer chased a student off campus and shot him six times in the chest (this happened in Texas). Most of the comments were that the kid deserved it. Long ago, we in the US would resist authoritarianism, but today we embrace and defend it to no end.

20 ) Colin Wright / USA
28/12/2013 21:28
To Malone #9-10:'She got a little boo boo...could have been worse...of course this was all for the cameras....propaganda never stops...Colin,you've obviously never been a soldier...pretty pathetic :(' Your posts are less than pathetic. It's actually revolting that you're prepared to defend such cowardice and viciousness. The irony is that if the woman HAD been a suicide bomber the 'soldier' would have been dead. He let her get in his face before he panicked and shot her.

21 ) Colin Wright / USA
28/12/2013 21:29
To Paul #14: 'Pity it wasnt you, Colin Wrong.' I don't feel the need to shoot angry women who are half my size. It takes a Zionist man to think that way. Aside from your many other revolting aspects, you're pathetic cowards.

22 ) Colin Wright / USA
28/12/2013 21:32
To Horace #15: '...She easily could have been targeted and killed as a potential suicide bomber; you guys need to see the other side of the coin, before casting aspersions.' As I say, if she had been a suicide bomber, she would have succeeded. The soldier let her get right up in his face before his cowardice overwhelmed him and he shot her.

23 ) Colin Wright / USA
28/12/2013 22:33
Anyway, can anyone identify the Lion of Judah who carried out this brave deed? Surely we should praise him as the exemplar of Zionist manhood that he is. There are so many unsung heroes of Israel: the settlers who run over three year olds, the snipers who shoot down Palestinians trying to farm a kilometer away, the assassins who go into villages at night to kill anyone who dares resist -- here is one such brave soldier. Let's find out who he is and heap him with the Zio-honors he deserves.

24 ) Jeff / Australia
28/12/2013 23:51
A very brave Palestinian. A very cowardly Israeli.

25 ) Lilith / The World
29/12/2013 02:32
Would you believe it, one of the Pallywood group of actors from the Tamimi family?

26 ) Moosa Darsot / .....
29/12/2013 04:32
The Israelis have forgotten Pharonic persecution of their ancestors and how they were freed by All..

27 ) Reality Check / World
29/12/2013 07:27
Lol do a search on google for suicide bomber, in Iraq you can see guys blowing themselves up from twice the distance of this chick. Ya, keep on screaming and approaching armed soldiers when they tell you to stand down...your lucky all you got was a bruise on your knee the size of a dime. The way this article is worded, you'd think Israeli's soldiers just randomly shot dead an innocent civilian for nothing. But in turn a stubborn, aggressive woman was bruised in the knee, ohhhhh! the humanity!

28 ) Colin Wright / USA
29/12/2013 07:32
To Paul #14: 'Pity it wasnt you, Colin Wrong.' Sadly, I'm out of range of your Zionist thuggery. You'll just have to put up with me.

29 ) ian / australia
29/12/2013 13:20
#2 "...many suicide bombs look like this!!" Really? The soldiers had clearly just arrived and the women were yelling at them to leave. Do you think Manal Tamimi just happened to be wearing her explosive vest just in case? Or had time to quickly slip it on? And her clothes are kind of tight-fitting making a concealed IED improbable...and surely a suicide bomber would approach unobtrusively, not waving their arms and yelling, provoking the soldiers to shoot. Which they did. And wouldn't trained

30 ) ian / australia
29/12/2013 13:22
(contd.) soldiers have picked up on all that? And how does a rubber bullet in the knee disable a suicide attacker with their finger on the detonator? Would THAT be IDF procedure? So, do you REALLY think the soldiers feared a suicide bomb attack in remote Nabi Saleh and acted in pre-emptive self-defense? Or is it that, when confronted, their training kicked in...every hate-filled thing they'd ever been taught inc. the messages of the Rabbis...plus a lifetime of Israeli indoctrination

31 ) ian / australia
29/12/2013 13:26
(contd.) ...and they shot an unarmed woman yelling at them to get away from her home. (Of course, Sbarro pizzeria bomber Ahlam Tamimi was from Nabi Saleh, and probably related, so maybe they had that in mind...but I doubt it.)

32 ) Guy / Australia
29/12/2013 16:00
The excuse of potential bomber does not work as the Army is in a residential area disturbing unprepared residents. In other ( civilised ) part of the world shooting an unarmed civilian is a crime . We are watching a blatant Zionist routine action from a country owned by the big finance which like them "think" they are above human kind

33 ) Rachamim Dwek / Israel
29/12/2013 17:19
Let's see, MAGAV (Border Police) withdrawing, trying to leave, rabidly angry woman screaming threats and curses with a knife in left hand, stone in right, continues to advance desire repeated warnings to stop and desist and when she finally closes lethal threat distance is hot with a non-lethal weapon in her leg.Too bad. Next time shut up and dont charge a well armed man as hes leaving.Asfor all the forwigners here, Nabi Saleh is named after Saleh, Shelach in Hebrew, youngest son of Judah. Arab?

34 ) @ Ian-31 & Guy-32 / Civilized
29/12/2013 20:33
* ISRAEL is a modern, civilized, & democratic state, that unfortunately * EXISTS IN A VERY UNCIVILIZED PART OF THE WORLD , where Arab stabbing, shooting, launching, and bombing them is an everyday event. In other parts of the world, civilians do Not threaten soldiers, and - Injuring the Israeli Soldier was Not A Right of the Woman, but - Defending himself was A Right of the Israeli Soldier !! The "Arab Spring" Toll: 200,000 Dead, 1,000,000 refugeed, amid much Ethnic Cleansing too !!

35 ) Don't trust / Canada
29/12/2013 21:44
Thank Gd that wasn't me I would of took no chances!!

36 ) ian / australia
30/12/2013 01:39
(contd.) without shooting her.) But you can feel the supremacist mindset in these soldiers. At first they back away, a bit comically, almost tripping over each other, as though from an angry parent. Then they confer briefly, sort of reviewing their training, and decide to shoot. It's like they couldn't just go, being chased away by angry Arabs, without leaving this kind of vicious Israeli calling card.

37 ) ian / australia
30/12/2013 01:41
#33 "Asfor all the forwigners here, Nabi Saleh is named after Saleh, Shelach in Hebrew, youngest son of Judah. Arab?" Nonsense, Rachamim. Nabi Saleh is named after the Arabian Prophet Saleh in the Quranic story about the She-Camel of G-d. The only likely biblical link is to an obscure descendant of Noah. Nothing to do with Judah. Perhaps you are mixing him up with Onan.

38 ) ian / australia
30/12/2013 02:27
#18 "Who knows why they where there..." Nabi Saleh is a tiny village north of Ramallah which regularly protests the theft of its land and water by the Neveh Tzuf settlement nearby. IDF troops regularly turn up to show the 500 Arab residents who's boss, with tear gas, "skunk water" and rubber bullets...as demonstrated in the video.

39 ) Carlos / usa
30/12/2013 05:12
Colin makes these israeli propogandists look like idiots. israel is not a democracy! You cant kick half of the population out of israel/Palestine in 1948 and then have a vote. israel kicked the citizens out then had a vote with the foreigners.

40 ) Carlos / usa
30/12/2013 05:16
What this shows is occupation does not require bravery. It requires guns and peons willing to carry out the crimes conceived by the tyrants in thier clean offices. I see Gilad Shalit in the behavior of the cowardly soldier who cringed then kneecapped the woman. israel will not try the soldier since he is probably Jewish. They might try the soldier if he was a Bedouin. They actually prosecute Bedouin soldiers but not Jewish.

41 ) ian / australia
30/12/2013 10:29
#33 "Let's see...Border Police...withdrawing...rabidly angry woman screaming threats and curses with a knife in left hand, stone in right..." Well spotted, Rachamim Dwek. Manal Tamimi WAS armed with a rock and a tiny knife. (I need a bigger screen.) But it doesn't change much. They knew she wasn't about to detonate a suicide belt and that she was furious about the invasion of her home and wanted them to leave. So why not just leave? (And surely they were capable of disarming an angry woman

42 ) ian / australia
30/12/2013 10:30
(contd.) without shooting her.) But you can feel the supremacist mindset in these soldiers. At first they back away, a bit comically, almost tripping over each other, as though from an angry parent. Then they confer briefly, sort of reviewing their training, and decide to shoot. It's like they couldn't just go, being chased away by angry Arabs, without leaving this kind of vicious Israeli calling card.

43 ) Colin Wright / USA
31/12/2013 05:55
To Rechamim Dwek #33: '...Asfor all the forwigners here, Nabi Saleh is named after Saleh, Shelach in Hebrew, youngest son of Judah. Arab?' Is your point that the Palestinians themselves are the descendants of the actual biblical Hebrews, while the Zionists are largely descendants of converts who never set foot in Palestine at any point? If so, I completely agree. It's a relevant point, too.

44 ) Balbek / Usa
03/01/2014 19:24
Young Palestinian girl stabs an Israeli border guard The 16-year old Palestinian girl from Jabel Mekaber, Jerusalem, was detained Friday as she stabbed an Israeli border guard near Damascus Gate. He was slightly hurt. Now what you douche? Still trust palywood women

45 ) Colin Wright / USA
03/01/2014 22:04
To Balbek #44: 'Young Palestinian girl stabs an Israeli border guard... ' She 'allegedly attempted to stab.' I assume the Israeli soldier assaulted and arrested her, and some charge needed to be dreamed up. If things are as usual, there'll be a remarkable paucity of evidence to support the charge.

46 ) Reality Check / World
05/01/2014 01:54
#45 Its pretty quick case to close, a 16 year old girl had a knife and tried to stick it in an Israeli soldier. Any other reason she had a knife on her and lunged it at an Israeli soldier? was she assaulted and arrested? Ya probably, and? If someone tried to stab me id do my best to beat the living sh*t out of whoever tried to take my life, She got arrested...big deal. How you can defend someone that tried to take anothers life for no other reason other than, why not? is beyond me.

47 ) Colin Wright / USA
05/01/2014 11:45
To Reality Check #45: '#45 Its pretty quick case to close, a 16 year old girl had a knife and tried to stick it in an Israeli soldier. Any other reason she had a knife on her and lunged it at an Israeli soldier?' ! Unbelievable. The video is RIGHT HERE. At no point does the woman either 'lunge' or 'try to stick' her supposed knife in the Israeli soldier. What's the point of lying this obviously?

48 ) Colin Wright / USA
05/01/2014 11:49
To Reality Check #45: '#45 Its pretty quick case to close, a 16 year old girl had a knife and tried to stick it in an Israeli soldier. Any other reason she had a knife on her and lunged it at an Israeli soldier?' Ah. You're referring to the other case, in which Israeli soldiers CLAIMED that the Palestinian girl tried to stab them. I don't suppose there's anything to support that version of events?
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