Israel Confirms Video of Sniper Shooting Unarmed Palestinian, as Soldiers Cheer, Is Genuine

USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted in The Intercept’s coverage of a video of a Palestinian protester being shot, filmed through the scope of an Israeli sniper who is then heard cheering the hit.

Yousef Munayyer, who directs the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, pointed out how extreme Israel’s rules of engagement now are, in permitting lethal fire to be used against protesters who even approach its perimeter fence around Gaza:

“Protesting near a fence, approaching a fence, damaging a fence, climbing a fence or crossing a fence is not are reason to kill someone. But Israel has ordered it’s soldiers to use lethal force. This is criminal.”