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Settler’s ‘sweet’ celebration following death of Palestinian man

An Israeli settler celebrated the killing of a Palestinian by another settler today by handing out chocolates to passing Israeli vehicles.

An Israeli settler celebrated the killing of a Palestinian by another settler today by handing out chocolates to passing Israeli vehicles.

Twenty-three-year-old Palestinian Moutaz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa was shot dead by an Israeli settler earlier today near the Huwwara village in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus. Palestinian journalist Majdi Eshtayya was injured when the settler got out of his car and began shooting indiscriminately at a crowd of Palestinians during clashes that erupted with Israeli forces following a march held in solidarity with a mass Palestinian hunger strike currently on its 32nd day in Israeli prisons.

23-year-old Palestinian Moutaz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa was killed by an Israeli settler on 18 May 2017. [Quds Press]

23-year-old Palestinian Moutaz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa was killed by an Israeli settler on 18 May 2017. [Quds Press]

In the video, the Israeli settler, who also appears to be protected by Israeli forces, was distributing chocolates to settlers to celebrate the killing of the Palestinian. He can also be seen sarcastically offering the candy to Palestinians standing near the road, while verbally provoking them.

“You wanted to support Marwan Barghouthi,” the settler said, referring to the imprisoned Fatah leader who is leading some 1,600 Palestinians on the hunger strike.

And we killed a Palestinian vandal today. I am distributing candy to celebrate the killing. I want to congratulate the Israeli people for the vandal’s death.

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