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Israeli violence sends one to hospital at Ni’lin anti-wall rally

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Dozens choked on tear gas and four others were injured by rubber coated bullets when clashes erupted between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers in the village of Ni’lin during the weekly anti-wall protest Friday.

Residents at this week’s rally commemorated the death of Basem Ibrahim Abu Rahmeh, killed by a high-velocity tear-gas canister shot at his chest in Bil’in village’s anti-wall protest last week. They were matched by a dozen Israeli settlers marching on the opposite side of the wall.

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Palestinian man killed by tear-gas canister in Bil’in during Peaceful Protest

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on April 19, 2009

Nasir Samara, a member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall, explained, “Ibrahim was not even close to the [w]all when he was a shot from a distance of less than 20 meters. He was carrying a Palestinian flag and shouting that this was a nonviolent demonstration. The tear gas canister hit and entered his chest, killing him.”

This is the second time soldiers have fired on unarmed demonstrations from a lethal range in the past two months. On 13 March 2009, American activist Tristan Anderson was shot in the head by the same type of ammunition, putting him in a coma and nearly killing him.

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