Marlowe's Shade

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

"Lyncher With Blood-Soaked Hands Jailed"

The man whose savagery in the 2001 Ramallah lynching was broadcast worldwide has finally been brought to justice.

An Israeli military court handed a life-sentence Sunday to the man who proudly displayed his blood-drenched hands after he joined a lynch-mob of other Arabs and carried out the grisly murder of Cpl. Vadim Norzitch, one of the two Israelis killed in the lynching at a Ramallah police station in 2001.

Aziz Salha was part of the Arab crowd which attacked the soldiers once they were inside the Ramallah police station. He was seen in television footage of the lynch standing at the window of the police station after Norzitch’s body was thrown out of it, proudly displaying his blood-soaked hands to the murderous mob below.

I had never heard this detail before:

The grisly footage, aired worldwide, was filmed by an Italian film crew whose news agency later apologized to the Palestinian Authority for giving a negative impression of the PA. Several photographers who also filmed the scene that day were beaten by PA officers and had their cameras and film destroyed.

I've always been opposed to the death penalty, but cases like this make me think there should always be exceptions.
papijoe 9:38 PM