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Soldiers shot a Palestinian who allegedly tried to snatch a soldier’s weapon

Posted in Beatings, Abuse and Killings by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

The Palestinian man was injured in his stomach and was moved to a hospital in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The army reported no injuries among the soldiers, and said that the incident took place while soldiers were operating in the village.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59845

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U.S. giving Palestinian security forces top-level training

Posted in Internal Palestinian Affairs, Palestine and the International Community by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

So far, the program has produced 80 graduates divided into two 40-student classes. A third class, made up of commanders from the Palestinian National Security – the largest security force with 15,000 members, tasked with policing borders, providing military intelligence, military police services and presidential security – is currently being trained in Jordan.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1077216.html

Reuters journalist among two injured at anti-wall protest

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009

One of the injured journalists, photographer Sa’ed Hawwari, works for the UK-based Reuters news agency, according to protest organizer Iyad Burnat in a telephone interview with Ma’an. He was taken to a hospital in Ramallah after suffering a gunshot in the leg, presumably from a rubber-coated bullet.

Dozens were injured by tear gas that was fired on the demonstrators as they approached the separation barrier near the village.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36858

Hamas spokesperson spent first days of Gaza war protected in Fatah home

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

On the second day of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum fled and hid in the home of a friend, who was affiliated with Fatah and regularly “coordinated with the Ramallah government,” he revealed to journalist Thursday.

Source: http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36701