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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.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=219888

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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

Open letter from South African scholar to be written over 2kms of Israeli seperation wall

Posted in Activism by beyondtheborder on April 12, 2009

sendamessage.nl will spray a nearly 2,000 word “Open letter to Israel” on an expected 2,625 meters of concrete separation wall near Ramallah in the coming weeks, organizers say.

The letter, from South African scholar and human rights activist Farid Esack, will be spray-painted by local members of the Send a Message campaign, and the cost of equipment, paint and documentation, estimated at 12,000 euros, will be covered by donations of 20 euros by hundreds of supporters of the campaign.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37057

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