Well, the Israeli soldiers play as Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, a nice shot…from a nice distance on an unarmed civilian, a good shot man, a good shot…
Footage has emerged of an Israeli sniper shooting a seemingly unarmed and motionless Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip, followed by exuberant whooping from an onlooker.
Israel’s military said an initial inquiry found the shooting had taken place on 22 December, when one of its soldiers injured the man in his leg during what it called violent riots.
The grainy video comes after almost two weeks of daily protests by Palestinians on the Israel-Gaza border in which the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have shot more than two dozen people dead and wounded hundreds more, according to Gazan health officials.
The short clip, which was widely shared on social media and shown on Israeli prime-time television, appears to have been filmed through a pair of binoculars. It shows several young men in the distance, metres from the fortified wire perimeter fence, including one in a pink top.
“Do you have a bullet in the barrel?” asks a voice off-camera in Hebrew. A crack is heard and the man falls suddenly. “Wow, what a video. Yes! Son of a whore!” another person says as people are seen running towards the victim to help. “Wow. They hit someone in the head,” says an off-camera voice.
You didn’t miss it from that distance, good shot…
And the Kike Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman?
He praises the killer. “The sniper deserves a commendation, the photographer a court martial”, he said commenting the video.
Israel's defence minister has said an Israeli sniper who shot a Palestinian across the border in Gaza in a controversial video "deserves a medal".
Footage of the incident, in which a soldier expresses joy at having captured it on film, drew condemnation from politicians and rights groups.