In a shocking Incident, Israeli border forces have threatened residents of Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem (Palestinian), saying “We will gas you until you die”.
The announcement came after the Israeli forces raided the camp during a protest against the occupation and fired tear gas, allegedly in response to Palestinian youths hurling stones at Israel’s separation wall.
In a one-minute video, an unidentified Israeli border officer speaking in Arabic reads the chilling message over a loudspeaker as an Israeli jeep rolls slowly down the street.
“People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation forces. You throw stones, and we will hit you with gas until you all die. The children, the youth, and the old people – you all will die. We won’t leave any of you alive,” the officer says.
“We have arrested one of you, we will slaughter and kill him infront of your eyes,” the officer continues, referring to a 25-year-old Palestinian who was arrested on Thursday.
“Such an announcement is remarkable, barbaric affront to all objective moral and legal standards. The statement intended to terrorize an occupied civilian population,” said Azza citing the statement as a clear threat to kill Palestinians by way of extrajudicial executions.
Tear gas causing respiratory problems in children and adults, claiming the lives of many Palestinians, Israeli forces are leaving no stone unturned to attack on Palestinians kids.
“Everyone in the camp is talking about it,” Azza told Al Jazeera. “Especially the having children and elder people. They are afraid because recently a woman died from tear gas. They are afraid Israeli occupation forces will kill their children.”
A recent string of stabbings and shootings has killed 70 Palestinians and nine Israelis. Among the victims was 13-year-old Abdel Rahman Abdullah, a Palestinian who was hit by Israeli fire inside the Aida camp, which is located near the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem.