New light is shed on the shooting death of non-violent demonstrator Bassem Abu Rahme in Bil'in in 2009: A soldier who served in the same brigade as the shooter testifies how the incident was perceived by other soldiers. The testimony strengthens the claim that the shot was fired against army regulations. "The guy who shot him… was kind of pleased with the whole thing, he had an X on his launcher." On April 17, 2009 Bassem Abu Rahme was killed by an extended-range tear-gas canister that hit him directly in the chest. Abu Rahme, one of the most prominent figures…Read More... | 13 Comments
Bassem Abu Rahme
Last Friday was the first weekly demonstration since the Israeli authorities moved the separation barrier in Bil’in. It’s hard to believe but that fence, which for years was the physical symbol of the occupation, is no longer standing where it used to. By Libby Lenkinski The experience on Friday, July 1st in Bil’in was surreal. The village, cut up by Israel’s separation barrier, has been the site of the joint Israeli-Palestinian struggle against the wall for five years now. On Friday, I walked down from the center of the village to the demonstration site – like I always do –…Read More... | 3 Comments
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