‘They Dumped Him Like Trash’: Palestinian With Suspected Coronavirus Symptoms Thrown Out of Israel

by | Mar 23, 2020

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From Middle Easy Eye:

It was like a scene straight out of a horror film.

That’s how 25-year-old Ibrahim Abu Safiya described the moment he saw someone lying on the ground near an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

“We approached the man lying on the ground, and he looked terribly ill,” Abu Safiya told Middle East Eye.

“He had an extremely high fever. He could barely move his body and he was struggling to breathe,” Abu Safiya said.

The man lying on the ground was a Palestinian labourer who works in Israel. He told Abu Safiya that he had been showing signs of the coronavirus over the past four days, and was recently tested for the virus.

But before the man, allegedly a resident of Nablus, could receive his test results, his Israeli employer reportedly called the Israeli authorities, who picked him up and dropped him on the other side of the Beit Sira checkpoint, which connects central Israel and the occupied West Bank.

“He told us that they just threw him here on the ground and left him,” Abu Safiya recounted.

“How could they do this to someone?” he asked. “It shouldn’t matter if he’s Palestinian, Israeli, or whatever. He’s a human being!”

Read the rest at Middle East Eye.

Here’s another: The Israelis admit they murder a young man driving his car but claim in their defense that it was revenge for him having thrown rocks at them earlier. Uh-huh.

(Don’t forget, you pay the salaries of these criminals. They take it right out of your paycheck, sucker. -ed)

 

About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan , editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Arms. He’s conducted more than 5,700 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.
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