Israeli Sniper's Mother Refuses the Occupation's Story
Mother of Israeli sniper Barel Shmueli, killed at the Gaza Strip separation fence, refuses to accept what the investigation into the circumstances of his death revealed.
The mother of the Israeli sniper Barel Shmueli killed at the separation fence of the Gaza Strip, refused to accept what the investigation revealed regarding the death of her son.
Nitsa, Barel's mother, said, “Yes, there was a shortcoming, the brigade commander stood at a distance of four meters from Barel and regrets that he did not order him to move away from the fence.” This is what the family of Private Barel Shmueli heard, according to them, from representatives of the occupation forces headed by the commander of the Southern Command, Major General Eliezer Toledano, who came to their house the day before yesterday morning and presented them with an internal investigation by the Israeli occupation army about the incident.
The mother argues that the brigade commander, who was present just four meters away from her son, didn't order Barel to move away from the fence.
The family was presented with an internal investigation by the Israeli occupation forces, but they were not convinced of the results.
Israeli media outlets pointed out that after the officers left the family home, Nitsa made it clear that she did not accept the investigation, claiming that there was no leadership responsibility for the negligence.
She confirmed that she got several answers, but there were clear shortcomings. The brigade commander took full responsibility, admitting to the mother that he should have taken her son away from the wall, but she insisted that it is now the commander's duty and responsibility to hand over his uniform.
Nitsa added, "My son shed his blood. He did not fall in battle. Fighters should have been forbidden from approaching the wall."
According to the mother, the brigade commander came to visit them at the hospital as well and restated that he was near Barel. In response, the mother forced him out of the hospital because she believes her son was not protected.
According to Nitsa, she does not want to engage in politics, but she condemns and is angered by how Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is treating her son's situation.