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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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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.

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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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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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