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Clashes near Ni’lin as Israeli forces halt funeral procession of slain protester

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009

Clashes erupted as the funeral procession for the Ni’in man killed by Israeli forces Friday were prevented from reaching the burial grounds in the village on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of mourners including several Palestinian leaders, clergy and political activists, left the Ramallah hospital with Yosef A’qel Srur’s body and took to the streets to accompany the man, shot in the chest with a live bullet by Israeli soldiers, to his grave.

The procession chanted slogans affirming their belief in non-violent resistance and dedication to the struggle against the wall.

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Hundreds join funeral procession of slain Bil’in protester; witnesses release photos

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on April 19, 2009

In their statement condemning the killing, the Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom noted:

This escalation was not caused by the demonstrators’ behavior, in which there had been no change, but to new instructions given to the military forces on the ground. Whether by explicit instructions or by a tacit nod and a new “spirit of the commander”, the finger on the trigger was loosed and authorization given for the tear gas containers as lethal missiles.

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