A death squad from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), which Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said is the most moral army in the world, in an obvious case of misidentification, yesterday cold-bloodedly and deliberately murdered a 65-year-old Palestinian man in his bed.
Amr Qawasme of Hebron was shot dead in a hail of gunfire as he lay in his bed. An AFP photo that accompanies both the Ha’aretz article and the BBC article reporting the murder is of the widow holding a picture of her dead husband whilst sitting on the bed in which he died. The photo shows clearly the position of the bloodstains on the bed, pillow and wall behind indicating exactly where Amr Qawasme was when he was shot.
The murder happened as the IDF mounted a series of raids in the Hebron to deal with the Hamas men that the Palestine Authority had released from PA detention the previously day. It seems that the IDF were out to arrest most of the men the PA had released but were out to assassinate one of them, Wael Mahmoud Said Bitarwho, who the IDF believed had played a part in a suicide bombing at Dimona in 2008 and who apparently lived in the same building as Amr Qawasme.
The world must take note of these crimes. The Zionists of Israel should be aware that these crimes will not be forgotten.