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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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  • peepsqueek

    We expect that of Palestinian behavior, but it appears to be very unusual and just as ignorant when an Israeli does it.

    • Sharleen Targon

      That is because your media is owned by Jews so you only hear the side of the aggressor

      • peepsqueek

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  • Michael Abramov

    This is not acceptable. This Israeli settler is not representing my interests or the interests of the people of Israel. He is a murderer. I express my sadness and sympathy for his family.

  • Sharleen Targon

    Jews built 5 concentration camps in occupied Palestine 1948. They continue to lie cheat and steal from the natives including provoking Syria. Jews want a greater Israeli area at any expense to the goyim

    • peepsqueek

      Just for balance, the banner of Islam flies over 99.9% of the Middle East land mass, and the West Bank is the biblical birthplace of David, Solomon, and Jesus. All Jews were removed from Gaza 11 years ago, and within weeks, Hamas rockets began to rain down on Israel, which provokes the known response. Lesson learned! You are just pissssed that the banner of Islam does not fly over 100% of the Middle East land mass. 1.5 Million Palestinian Arabs live in Israel proper as citizens, on land that hypocritical activists say is ethnically cleansed, but Palestinians do not want Jews on their side of the border. Do you have a balanced scale?