Arutz Sheva / “La vittima diventa sospettato”

settembre 7, 2010 at 8:15 am

Questo articolo, tratto dal sito Israel National News / Arutz Sheva si riferisce all’aggressione al villaggio di At-Tuwani da parte dei coloni provenienti dall’avamposto illegale di Havat Ma’on del 12 giugno scorso. Un chiaro esempio di manipolazione dell’informazione.

Police Turn Stoning Victim into a Suspect

Arutz Sheva, 08.24.10 / by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

The victim becomes the accused: Police open criminal file against a young man who was hospitalized for wounds caused by rock-throwing Arabs.

The story of “Danny,” not his real name, began several weeks ago during a Shabbat visit at the southern Hevron Hills community of Maon, located between Kiryat Arba-Hevron to the north and Arad and Be’er Sheva to the south.

Residents of the neighboring Maon Farm had discovered that a herd of goats had been stolen during the night. During a search for the herd near an Arab village, Arabs hurled rocks at the Jews.

An eyewitness from Maon Farm told Israel National News, “Police arrived, and the presence of the jeeps attracted the attention of Danny, who was not involved in the incident at all. He simply was curious about all the fuss, but he was wounded by a rock and was rushed to a hospital.”

Police also went to the hospital to question the victim, who refused to cooperate because of the sanctity of the Shabbat. He also was not carrying an identity card, which generally is put away during Shabbat. In addition, it is forbidden to carry any object on the Shabbat except within communities that have defined limits that are designated in accordance with Jewish law.

Danny was released from the hospital, and he thought that was the end of the matter, but his father was surprised several days later when police called and said they wanted his son to testify concerning the murder by Arab terrorists of policeman Shuki Sofer two days after the rock throwing incident.

Danny went to the police station as requested, and the interrogator agreed with him that he also could not understand any connection between the two events. Then, the policeman revealed the true intent of the questioning: Danny was a suspect in the clash between the Arab protesters and the residents of the Maon Farm, where he was not even present except to observe the army and police jeeps that had arrived.

The young man, not having been told in advance of the real reason for the interrogation, refused to answer any questions, and police opened a file with criminal charges against him.

The file remains open.