By Alison Weir
Israeli occupation forces killed a 15-year-old unarmed Palestinian boy on Wednesday as a sniper shot him in the head with an expanding bullet.
Author of the blog If the Americans Knew Alison Weir reported that this boy, Mohamed Hamayel, is the 10,000th Palestinian killed by an Israeli since the start of the Second Intifada that began in fall 2000. The boy was reportedly shot in the face.
During the same period, Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation have killed 1,270 Israeli occupiers.
Because US media rarely cover Palestinian deaths, while often emphasising Israeli deaths, most Americans are unaware that Israeli forces have killed far more people than Palestinian resistance groups.
If the situation were reversed, and a Palestinian military forces invaded an Israeli town and shot a teenager in the head, it would in all probability be front page news across the US.
US news reports also fail to mention that the colonisation of Palestine in the early 1900s with the intention of taking over the land for a Jewish state is the reason of all of these killing.
Once again, US news media are largely ignoring Israel’s latest killing of a Palestinian youth.
Other than an automatic Associated press feed buried on their websites, there do not seem to have been any reports on the death by NPR, CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, PBS, etc.