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
The following is a compendium of testimonies given by over thirty IDF soldiers who served in the West Bank and in and around the Gaza Strip in the years 2005-2011. Like previous publications by Breaking the Silence, it portrays daily events in the Occupied Territories. The testimonies in this anthology illuminate the realities of everyday life for Palestinian children and youth who live under Israeli occupation. Although the events described here took place after the peak of the Second Intifada, at a time perceived as calm and uneventful from a "security" standpoint, the reality that emerges from the testimonies shows…Read More... | 2 Comments
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Some 5,000 in central Tel Aviv protesting the #Gaza war; at least one rightist counter-protester arrested http://t.co/qsyjXVvm91
RT @NoaYachot: Thousands are in Tel Aviv protesting the Gaza war. In this photo by @activestills, candles spell out an apology. http://t.co…
Some 200 rightist protesters trying to reach Tel Aviv anti-war demo; large police presence keeping sides separate. http://t.co/qsyjXVvm91
RT @activestills: NOW #TelAviv: Over 2K Israelis protesting against #GazaUnderAttack calling on Israeli government to stop the attack http:…
RT @nsheizaf: Lighting candles next to pictures of Palestinians killed in #gaza , during anti war protest in tel aviv now http://t.co/Qf4OO…
NOW: 1000s in Tel Aviv protest Gaza war. Photo: Israelis light candles to commemorate victims. (by @activestills) http://t.co/dT0PII5Fuq
Protesters start to gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against the Gaza war. http://t.co/09GuqEaxUy