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Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

Normally, the footage featured on this blog is serious, heartbreaking, or unsettling. But this time, we can breathe a sigh of relief.

Last Friday, a large truck tire rolled down a wide street toward an Israeli patrol in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar. A group of Palestinian men filmed the tire as it bounced off of a curb and continued down the road toward four soldiers walking in front of an armored Israeli military vehicle.

One soldier attempted to knock the tire over with a large rock although he missed entirely. Another soldier attempted to kick the tire to the ground but misjudged the tire’s speed and lost his balance, only to hit the ground with his back turned to the jeering crowd.

We aren’t featuring this footage to make light of the occupation or to implicitly ignore the presence of the soldiers in the village in the first…

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