Palestinians don't need Israel investigated, they need justice

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of Omar Abdalmajeed As'ad, 80, who was found dead after being detained and handcuffed during an Israeli raid, in Jiljilya village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on January 13, 2022 [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images]

Last week, 80-year-old Palestinian-American Omar Asad was kidnapped, tied up, and apparently tortured by Israeli army thugs in the West Bank. He was found dead soon after. It's the kind of brutality habitually imposed upon Palestinians by the illegitimate Zionist regime to maintain a "pure" Jewish state in historical Palestine. But because Assad held a US passport, his case generated ever so slightly more attention over there than usual. The US State Department and several US lawmakers called for Israel to "investigate" itself over the apparent killing. This is worse than pointless. In my view, calling for such investigations is not only fruitless but actively harmful. Subscribing to the obviously false belief that the killer should be allowed to investigate […]

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