Christian Peacemaker Team: Impunity

Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Israeli military forces shot and killed Rami Sabarneh, a 35-year-old father of three from Beit Ummar, while he was working on a small bulldozer along Prayer Road.

The IOF claim he tried to hit them with the bulldozer.

Immediately after, they declared the area a closed military zone and arrested a Palestinian man who had filmed the shooting. He was later released after they searched his phone.

There is little chance for an investigation into Rami’s death. The Israeli military is very unlikely to investigate its own institution and Palestinians have no other recourse for accountability. Even if an investigation occurred and fault was found on the part of the Israeli forces, past cases have demonstrated that there is no justice for Palestinians.

June 2, 2018