Video Channel: Settler violence

Gunfire and stone-throwing by Israeli settlers near school, Burin, March 2017

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4 May 2017

On 16 Mar. 2017 settlers harassed students in a school in the village of Burin, near Route 60. They threw stones at the students and one even fired in the air. Instead of arresting or removing the settlers, soldiers who came to the scene alleged that students had thrown stones. Tharwah ‘Eid, a B’Tselem volunteer whose home overlooks the school, captured a portion of the incident on video. The case illustrates how the military serves the settlers, and the double standard on stone throwing: Palestinians throwing stones are seen as an immediate threat justifying lethal force; whereas settlers, even if they fire, are presumed to be justified.