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الثلاثاء، 27 أكتوبر، 2015

Executed: Dania Arsheid, 17, from Hebron (She raised her arms & said, "I don’t have a knife” before being shot 8 times. )

Executed: Dania Arsheid, 17, from Hebron shot 

 on 
Mondoweiss

Israeli forces executed another teenage girl at a checkpoint in Hebron on Sunday. Her name was Dania Arsheid, she was 17 and a student at Al-Rayyan Girls’ High School. A witness at the scene, standing in back of Arsheid in line at the checkpoint adjacent the Ibrahimi Mosque, said the teen raised her arms and stated “I don’t have a knife” before she was shot with “eight to 10 bullets” before she fell to the ground.
Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld tweeted Arsheid was a “Female Arab terrorist” who attempted to stab a police officer with knife. The police responded, “and neutralized her“.



The Palestinian young girl, Danya Arsheed, age 17, is killed by Israeli forces in Hebron
Youth Against Settlements requested the military release video of the killing because the entire area is under surveillance by CCTV cameras.
‘I don’t have a knife’
A Hebron resident, who asked not to be identified, told CNN he was next in line at the checkpoint — some 4 meters away — when the incident occurred.
“There were seven or eight soldiers around her. The soldiers checked her belongings in a school bag. She looked like she was around 14 years old,” he said.
“She went through a metal detector. In the school bag they found nothing and asked her, ‘Where’s the knife?’ She said, ‘I don’t have a knife.’ Then they fired between her legs. She was terrified and moved back half a meter or a meter.
“She raised her arms in the air saying ‘I don’t have a knife.’ Then they shot eight to 10 bullets, but I don’t know exactly who was shooting. Then she fell on the ground.”
The official Palestinian news agency WAFA also described the woman as a schoolgirl, quoting witnesses as saying Israeli soldiers had prevented medics from reaching her.
Issa Amer, director of Youth Against Settlements, a Palestinian nonprofit that monitors and documents settler violence and military activity in Hebron, said the group had no information on this specific incident, but “the woman had to go through two metal detectors and revolving doors. This means that her belongings were checked. Also, we call on the military to release video of the incident because there are several CCTV surveillance cameras that record everything in that area.”
While she [Arsheid] lay on the ground bleeding from her neck, no first aid was given, not even the Israeli ambulance that arrived after about twenty minutes gave any medical help. A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance was denied entry to the scene and ordered by soldiers to leave.
…..Dania is already the third girl killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Khalil within a month.
The circumstances sound eerily similar to the extrajudicial killing of Hadil al-Hashlamoun in Hebron on September 22. Hashlamoun was left on the ground for 45 minutes, she bled to death.
- See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/executed-arshid-hebron#sthash.x2zH6DqL.FMmyjUU7.dpuf


Response by Annie Robbins at 
Mondoweiss
so answer me this; is an extrajudicial execution an execution?
Extrajudicial execution
Extrajudicial execution is a euphemism for murder.
More specifically, extrajudicial execution is when the state kills someone without proper due process. This can either be by the direct agents of the state (such as the military or police), or indirectly by private citizens whom the state elects not to punish for its actions. (This presupposes that the private citizen does not have an affirmative defense that would hold up in the state’s courts of law, such as self-defense.)[1]
Extrajudicial executions are almost universally considered a human rights violation. However, many states continue the practice, either in secret or else justifying it as necessary. The most common justification is that the state is in a state of emergency, and that the killings are necessary because the judiciary is weak, slow, or corrupt. These excuses are disregarded by human rights organizations in almost all cases.
Extrajudicial executions are most often practiced in countries where the leaders of the state have authoritarian leanings, but the state is not strong enough for the use of formal methods. It also happens when the judiciary so opposes the would-be authoritarians that they will not allow the kinds of executions those in charge want.
On the other hand, “extra-judicial executions” are also common in states where the centralized power is very weak. The closer a state is to ochlocracy, the greater the chances of extrajudicial executions.[2]
Most of the time, the term is used in reference to killings in Latin America, such as the campaign of killings in Chile in the 70s and 80s under Augusto Pinochet, or in the failed states of the world.
[edit]In the United States
It is often forgotten that one of the longest running campaigns of “extrajudicial executions” was that of lynching in the United States. For half a century, it was commonplace in much of the country for mobs of whites to hang African Americans for merely breaching the social etiquette of the times. Afterwards, none of the participants would be punished in any way (see KKK). Sometimes the participants included local government officials, including law enforcement.
Adding a sense of irony, President Obama has ordered the assassination of four American citizens without due process, including Anwar al-Awlaki and his son Adbulrahman.

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