"It's very easy for the Israeli public to believe that Palestinians are lying when it's just their word against the word of a soldier or settler", explained B'Tselem's spokesperson, Sarit Michaeli. The Israeli human rights group has brought several high-profile cases to the public's attention this summer, providing vital video evidence of the scale of the violence meted out by settlers and soldiers alike. In the process the footage has seriously dented efforts to smear Palestinians complaining of assault. According to Michaeli, "[The video evidence] makes it much easier for us to demonstrate the reality on the ground, and to show Israelis what is being done in their names in the occupied territories.
Israeli military and settlers routinely abuse the Palestinians; they just hate like hell getting caught at it.
The concept of using the completely peaceful act of recording of such incidents as a tool to show the world what is happens to Palestinians is a terrific idea.
B'Tselem is a very courageous human rights organisation which deserves a great deal of respect and support from all people around the world who support justice and human rights.