On October 12, 2002, at the onset of the Second Intifada
, two Israeli
army reservists were captured by Palestinian
police in the West Bank
city of Ramallah and brought to a Palestinian police station where they were killed and mutilated by a civilian mob. Footage of the event was broadcast by Israeli and international TV and was, for Israelis, one of the enduring images of the Second Intifada, particularly a photo of one of the men who participated in the killing triumphantly holding his blood stained hands out of the police station window. See "Lynch mob's brutal attack
," Martin Asser, BBC, October 13, 2000.