Elderly Palestinian Man Shows No Fear Confronts Armed Israeli Soldiers Before Collapsing

An elderly Palestinian man was filmed amid clashes between Israeli army and Palestinian youths in Hebron on 10 October, standing in front of the raised guns of the Israeli troops and confronting them before falling backwards to the ground.

The video footage was filmed by Bilal al Taweel, a Palestinian man who was at the scene, and obtained by Reuters. The elderly Palestinian, 65 years-old Ziyad Abu Haleel, is heard in the video telling the soldiers “you should be ashamed”.

I will not move. You should be ashamed of yourself. How do you fire your weapon on kids? That’s not ok. Take your soldiers away from here. Do not fire your weapons. If they die you will die. Be careful, do not fire your weapons on kids. You should be ashamed of yourself. Do not raise your hand on me. You should be ashamed. You should be ashamed. Do not shoot. No, I will not move. I will not move. No, you cannot arrest me. I will not move back. Take them, imprison them but don’t shoot them. You want to kill more? Two martyrs were buried today and you want to kill more? Are you not ashamed? Are you not a human being? A dog? A pig? Go to Ethiopia to kill. Do not shoot,” Abu Haleel yelled at the soldiers.

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