A Palestinian Was Standing Still at a Checkpoint. Why Did Israeli Troops Shoot Him Dead?

A video shows that Nidal Mahdawi, a mentally unstable Palestinian on his way to visit his wife and kids in Israel, could have been arrested without being shot.

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The home of Nidal Mahdawi’s mother – where he grew up and to which he fled whenever his mental condition worsened – looks like something between a junkyard and garbage dump. It’s hard to know what the house...