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Published: 5.31.2018
Level 3   |   Time: 3:48
Accent: British
Russia Today (5.26.2018)

Israeli snipers may be encouraged to shoot & kill protesters by court’s decision–Palestinian NGO


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • toll [n] - price to pass
  • sniper [n] - long distance shooter
  • amulance [n] - emergency vehicle
  • in line with [exp] - matching
  • standard [adj] - normal
  • procedure [n] - way to proceed
  • targeting [v] - aiming at, trying to hit
  • unarmed [adj] - not having a gun
  • wounded [v] - injured
  • green light [exp] - permission to proceed
  • demonstrator [n] - person protesting
  • anit-occupation [n] - Palestinian effort to take back the land from Israel control
  • ammunition [n] - bullets
  • teargas [n] - painful gasses to push back protestors
  • tetimony [n] - stories from witnesses
  • handling [n] - way someone deals with something
  • dispersal [n] - spreading out people
  • petition [n] - request
  • lethal [adj] - causes death
  • factual [adj] - true

triangle Questions

  1. How many Palestinians were injured by Israeli armed forces on Friday?

  2. What is the name of latest anti-occupation protest called?
    The Great March of Return
    The Great Wall of Return
    The Palestinians Return

  3. When did the new anti-occupation protest start?

  4. How many Palestinians have been injured so far in latest anti-occupation protest since March 30th?
    At least 1900
    At least 9100
    A least 9000

  5. What ammunition is Israeli armed forces using against Palestinians?
    gunship helicopters
    cruise missles
    teargas and other weapons

  6. How many Palestinians have been killed so far in anti-occupation protest in less than two months?

  7. How are Palestinians protesting?
    throwing rocks
    shooting guns

  8. What can the reporter see?
    8 spiders
    8 soldiers
    8 snipers

  9. According to the reporter, what is obvious?
    Israeli armed forces will keep shooting Palestinians.
    Palestinians protesters will keep protesting.
    Palestinian protesters will soon give up.

  10. How does the Israeli defense forces defend the use of lethal military force against the protesters
    They say Palestinians deserve to be punished.
    They believe the use of riot dispersal means and fire is acceptable.
    They think using lethal force helps keep protesters calm.

triangle Script

86 Palestinian demonstrators were injured in violence on the Gaza border on Friday. It’s the eighth week of anti-occupation protests known as The Great March of Return. Hind Kudury has been following events.

Since the beginning of The Great March of Return on the 30th of March at least 9000 Palestinian protesters have been injured with live ammunition, teargas canisters, and other weapons the Israeli forces have been using against the Palestinian protesters. And since....the last death toll of today is -115 Palestinian protesters were killed.As you see tensions are rising. The Palestinian protesters are throwing rocks and the Israeli forces are reacting to these rocks with live ammunition. And I can clearly see the Israeli snipers. And we can hear also the live Ammunition. They are stationed right here. We can see at least 8 Israeli soldiers trying to walk towards the fence. There are also all the ambulances here ready to take any injury. It is very obvious that Palestinians will continue to protest and won’t give up on protesting.

The Israeli defense forces defended their handling of the protesters. They said in a tweet that the use of riot dispersal means and fire is in line with standard procedures. Just hours before Friday’s demonstrations, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a petition by human rights groups against the use of lethal military force targeting unarmed protesters in Gaza. In the ruling Judges also rejected the idea that the demonstrations have been peaceful claiming the situation amounts to an armed conflict against Hamas, which Israel sees as a terror group. The decision has outraged the human rights groups.

The Israeli supreme court completely ignored the broad factual basis presented to it by the petitioners, which include multiple testimonies of wounded and reports of international organizations involved in documenting the killing and wounding of unarmed protesters in Gaza. Since the protests began on March 30th, Israeli forces have killed at least a hundred Palestinians.

We use this kind of decisions by the Israeli judicial system. This is not the first time to be on the side of the military system again the civilians. We have this many times and now we have very serious concerns about the lives of the civilians more and more. This is a kind of encouragement and green light to the Israeli snipers shooting toward the civilians. Not only shooting, also killing. So this is the time that international community in order to be on the side of the Palestinian civilians against such grave violations committed by the Israeli court and Israeli military.