Two years ago, Ashraf Abu Rahme was detained, bound, and blindfolded during a weekly protest in the West Bank city of Nilin. While in this vulnerable state, an Israeli soldier fired a rubber-coated bullet at Abu Rahme’s leg from close range. Abu Rahme didn’t die.
Two soldiers involved in the event were convicted with criminal charges just days ago. A measure of justice two years too late, but justice nonetheless.
Although the soldiers’ attorney argues that their actions don’t merit such harsh convictions, I’m sure he can draw many stark similarities between these two images: