When the Palestinian Victim Is Not a U.S. Citizen, the Israeli Army Doesn't Care

Ibrahim Abu Yaqoub was killed by Israeli soldiers when he was out for a walk. A soldier's testimony exposes the contrast between how the army treated his death and how it reacted to the death of a Palestinian-American

Amira Hass
Amira Hass
Amira Hass
Amira Hass

As a number of writers have asserted, with varying levels of cynicism, the Israel Defense Forces treated the death of 78-year-old Omar As’ad seriously because he was an American citizen. A look back at the killing of another Palestinian, Ibrahim Abu Yaqoub, 34, shows how extraordinary the steps are that the military has taken against those involved in As’ad’s death.

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