Israeli soldier beats UN-recognised peace activist in unprovoked assault in front of US journalist

Issa Amro, a leading advocate of Palestinian human rights and of the struggle for them through non-violent resistance and civil disobedience – who has been recognised for his work by the United Nations – has long been the target of persecution by Israeli occupiers.

In October, Amro’s home was sealed off by the Israeli military. Barely a month later, he was arrested and beaten by soldiers for filming them assaulting a Jewish Israeli human rights protester, then warned by soldiers of dire consequences for all Palestinians under the new right-wing extremist Israeli security minister.

And now Amro has been assaulted on video – beaten to the ground and kicked by an Israeli soldier right in front of a visiting US journalist:

Astonishingly, the journalist still contrived to make it about sympathy for the aggressor:

Solidarity with Issa Amro and all Palestinians struggling for their freedom and human rights against the apartheid occupier.

Update: Wright subsequently published another video, giving further context that shows how unprovoked the assault was:

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