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Israel declares shooting of American an “act of war”

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 19, 2009

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Tsemel, the civil suit attorney told Ma’an that the “act of war” designation automatically releases the government from paying compensation under a recently-amended tort law. Israel makes this designation “all the time,” in tort cases involving Palestinian victims, she said.

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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.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=38364

N’ilin: farewell to the fifth victim of Israel’s army in less than one year

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009
People carrying Aqel Sadeq during his funeral on Saturday

People carrying Aqel Sadeq during his funeral on Saturday

Srour, survived by a pregnant wife and three children, was shot in the chest by an Israeli soldier during a nonviolent protest against the wall in the village.  Four others were wounded in the same demonstration including 15-year-old Mohammad Mousa who is suffering a serious injury in the chest as well and is still in critical condition.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/60707

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.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37346

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.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37179