April 2, 2018
March 30, 2018 – Hundreds of Palestinian protesters were shot by Israeli snipers who were sent to Gaza with orders to use live fire.
Eighteen of those shot were killed in what was a planned “bloodbath”.
The Israeli military under Benjamin Netanyahu planned and prepared for a “Land Day” massacre of Palestinians on March 30, which was also Good Friday. It needs to be understood that the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip was intentional.
The clearest evidence that the massacre was intentional is the murder of the Palestinian farmer Omar Wahid Samur in the early morning on Friday, several hours before the protests began. Omar was murdered by a tank shell while he was picking parsley in the pre-dawn hours in a field one kilometer from the border.
As reported by CBS News on Friday:
“The Palestinian killed Friday was identified as 27-year-old Amr Samour. The Palestinian Health Ministry said he was struck by an Israeli tank shell in the southeastern corner of Gaza.
Yasser Samour, a relative and fellow farmer, said Amr Samour was harvesting parsley before dawn, in hopes of selling it fresh in the market later in the day.
“I was working on the next field,” Samour said. “We heard shelling landing on the field where Amr works. We ran there and found him hit directly with a shell. We were more than a kilometer (.6 miles) away from the border.”
Omar Wahid Samur kisses his father on his wedding day…
and being grieved over in the morgue on Land Day 2018.
Omar Wahid Samur was murdered by the Israeli military to provoke Palestinian fury. There is no other possible explanation.
Israel had positioned more than 100 snipers to fire on the protesters from the sand berms they have raised near the border fence. These snipers fired on the protesters with live ammunition, killing 18 and wounding more than 700.
Two days before the massacre, Newsweek.com posted a brief article warning that Israel’s deployment of snipers “could cause a bloodbath in Gaza.”
Human rights advocates have expressed concern that the upcoming rallies could devolve into a bloodbath. “It looks like the Israeli army is preparing a massive firing squad to unleash on Palestinian civilian protesters and have been given orders to use live fire,” Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of organizations that oppose Israel’s policies toward Palestinians, told Newsweek.
Source: “Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Could Cause a Bloodbath in Gaza as Israeli Military Deploys Sharpshooters,” Newsweek.com, March 28, 2018
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said the protest was a “deliberate attempt to provoke a confrontation with Israel” and that “responsibility for any clashes lies solely with Hamas and other participating Palestinian organisations”.
The fact that Gazans live in a complete state of siege, imposed by the Israeli army, and that the Israeli army killed Omar Wahid Samur (and others) hours before the protests began, exposes the lie of the Israeli government.
Although the Zionist-controlled U.S. government will seek to block it, there must be an independent and unbiased investigation of this massacre.
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