Footage released on YouTube clearly shows Israeli soldiers firing live rounds at Palestinian children playing on a roof in Al Khalil, an area of Hebron in Occupied Palestine. An important piece of evidence attesting to the brutality of Israeli occupation. Yet, Facebook users have reported that the social media platform is preventing them from sharing the video.
Four soldiers lay on their chests on a rooftop. In the same shot, we see what appear to be two Palestinian children playing on a rooftop. One of the soldiers takes aim and shoots one of the Palestinians on the roof, clearly hitting him in the thigh.
The soldiers then celebrate. One imitates the flailing actions of the wounded Palestinian, while others shake the hand of the ‘successful’ sniper.
Facebook users attempting to share the video from the Scriptonite Daily Facebook page, reported being unable to share the video.
It would appear that some users were indeed being prevented from sharing the footage. Receiving the following message when they made attempts.
The video in question is distressing – but no more gratuitous or obscene than much of the viral videos that cross our desks here at Addicting Info. more than that, it serves to inform people across the world of the risk of injury and death Palestinians face every day, under Israeli occupation.
So, for sake of transparency and in the (fragile) hope that the incident is properly investigated and these soldiers face the appropriate consequences for their action – here is the video. Please share widely.