The army says Isa al-Muati was shot in the legs because he threw a Molotov cocktail. He says he was just looking for his younger brother. He spent 28 days bound to his Israeli hospital bed with an iron handcuff.
Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper's deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper.
Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.
His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.
After almost a week of media propaganda of nauseating militarism and equally sickening nationalism and self-victimization, Israelis came to celebrate Independence Day with a superficial flyby.
It’s nice that some of Israel’s most senior commanders are sounding the moral alarm, but what are they doing to change anything?
The bereaved father of Maram Ismail and Ibrahim Taha is convinced that their slayings at the Qalandiyah checkpoint could have been avoided; Maram's two small daughters still await for her promised return.
Israel's refusal to return the bodies of killed assailants is another depressing stage in the methodical dehumanization of the Palestinians, aimed at continuing the control over them.
'Let's say she had a knife even if she had a cannon – why couldn't they shoot her in the legs? And why did they shoot her brother? Why did they kill them both?,' dad of slain 16 and 26 year old says.
Aluf Benn's proposal for Israel's left to establish a base of domestic support for its positions is hopeless considering the brainwashing and increasing extremism of our society.
D., who was released from prison this week, was incarcerated in one cell with six other girls; now she’s dreaming about the boy she met for a moment in the prisoners van.
Your money, senators, is being spent on maintaining a brutal, illegal occupation that your country claims to oppose.
Maccabi Tel Aviv’s unfair, unethical victory over a team from the Arab town of Sakhnin last week serves as a perfect metaphor for the state’s actions.