Dumb Question Re: Elor Azaria Case

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New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

Dumb Question Re: Elor Azaria Case


Besides all of the issues that everyone, including yours truly, have written about numerous times, there's something that keeps bothering me.

IncidentSite of the shooting, several months before the incident

On 24 March 2016, two Palestinian assailants stabbed an Israeli soldier and moderately wounded him in Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Both assailants were shot and seriously wounded by Israeli soldiers.[3] One of the assailants soon died. His companion, Abed al Fatah al-Sharif, lying incapacitated on the road, was shot in the head and killed by Elor Azaria, an IDF medic serving in Shimshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade.[4][5] A video published by B'tselem, showing an IDF soldier approaching the supine al-Sharif and shooting him in the head from less than two metres,[6] went viral on Israeli social media, sparking controversy.[7] Wikipedia 

How/Why was B'tselem there on the spot?

Yes, it's another of my dumb questions.

I can think of only one reasonable, rational answer to the question of:

How could that photographer been ready at the draw to photograph everything so quickly if he hadn't been involved in the planning and staging of the attack?

We all know that many Arab terrorist attacks in Israel are documented and "egged on" by the media and NGOs. Could this have been the case then, too? And if so, why hasn't this possible involvement been properly investigated by Israeli authorities?

As I'd written in my earlier posts about the attack, I find it worse than suspicious that B'tselem immediately shared silenced videos which were meant to distort the reality of the scene and make Elor  Azaria look much more violent and guilty than he was.