A videotape has been aired that casts “grave doubt” on the explanation given by Israeli settler guard who killed one [it is not clear if there was a also second death] Palestinian man a week ago at 4 am in Silwan.
UPDATE: It has now become clear that there was only one Palestinian death in this shooting.
The guard said his was was blocked, and he feared for his life. Israeli printmedia quickly reported that the victim had a record of being involved in previous “riots”.
Here is the new evidence, a report on Israel’s Channel 2 Television with film provided by Silwan’s Wadi Hilweh Information Center:
The Silwan Information Center has a brief post on this new evidence here.
The Israeli police “investigation” apparently accepted the version of the Israeli settler guard — in any case, he was arrested, but then released on bail within 24 hours
Our earlier report on this story is here.