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Israeli army shoots Italian activist, Palestinian teen with live ammo

The 30-year-old was reportedly wearing a reflective vest when shot. Kufr Qaddum has been holding weekly protests for years against the closure of its main access road.

Israeli troops shot an Italian national in the chest with live ammunition Friday afternoon in the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddum, Palestinian medical officials and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) reported.

An 18-year-old Palestinian protester was also hit with live fire, according to the reports.

The .22 caliber bullet entered 30-year-old Patrick Corsi’s chest and remained lodged in his abdomen, a statement from ISM said. He remains hospitalized in Nablus, according to Ma’an.

“The bullet entered Patrick’s chest near a main blood vessel, but thankfully did not puncture it,” said ISM media coordinator Ally Cohen.

Italian ISM activist Patrick Corsi in an ambulance after being shot in the chest by Israeli forces, November 28, 2014. (Photo courtesy of ISM)

Italian ISM activist Patrick Corsi in an ambulance after being shot in the chest by Israeli forces, November 28, 2014. (Photo courtesy of ISM)

Residents of Kufr Qaddum has been holding weekly protests for years against the Israeli military’s closure of the village’s main access roads.

Years ago the Israeli army classified .22 caliber rifles — called “tutu” by soldiers — as crowd control weapons but today they fall under the same rules of engagement as all other types of live ammunition.

Another ISM activist who witnessed the shooting said in a statement that Corsi was wearing a reflective high-visibility vest and peacefully protesting when he was shot.

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    1. Richard Lightbown

      A unarmed European citizen is shot and could have been killed by Israel’s military goons on the same day that a state of emergency is declared in Gaza. Just how much does it take before the EU’s leaders finally come off the fence and take some positive action against this dangerous, lunatic state that is a liability to everyone, itself included?

      And what crazy out-of-this-world excuses will the blinkered bigots who work for the Israeli government post on this site today?

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      • Ginger Eis

        There are tens of thousands of violent Jihadis in Europe to whom the sharia/islam is “über alles”, while the European culture, way of life and Convention on Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms are a travesty. Many of these “European” Jihadis end up fighting alongside ISIS/ISIL beheading their fellow human beings, enslaving and raping women en mass, committing genocide and other crimes against humanity. Some of these “European” Jihadis are busy beheading their fellow Europeans and butchering them on European streets; many “European” Jihadis are members of Al Qaida fighting “the great satan” – our good ’ol USA; many European Jihadis end up in Gaza and Judea & Samaria fighting “the small satan” – our beloved Zion. Having an European passport does not make someone European. And an European who acts like a violent thug or Jihadi etc. will be treated like one – not differently from the way others are. Only a lunatic racist will demand otherwise, no?

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        • Ray Packham

          All very trite. Now go and collect your hasbara shekels.

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      • Weiss

        See below:

        Ginger … Always the Vichy Zionist

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        • Brian

          “Vichy Zionist.” Very nice, Weiss!

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      • It doesn’t matter who the person is or their origin. If you display solidarity with Palestinians, the message being sent to you is you are fair game. You’re an enemy of the state of Israel and you will be shot and maybe killed and if you are hurt, you deserved it, you were siding with the evil A-rab whose only wish night and day is the death of the Jews. So you got hurt, so what? One less gentile to deal with. It’s a win-win for the zionist supremacists.

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        • Sluggo

          The above posting was taken from Momdoweis. The author is one of the editors there posing as an American Jew living in Israel. The story is false.

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          • Stalking Sluggo – so none of your posts made it past the moderators at Mondoweiss? They’re doing their job. You’re getting a free pass here and this is what you choose to do? What a silly little man you are. Or silly little woman? Hard to tell, y’all sound so much a like. Must be the small gene pool. Anyway, Gustav/Ginger – honey is that you?

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    2. Brian

      “And an European who acts like a violent thug…will be treated like one – not differently from the way others are. Only a lunatic racist will demand otherwise, no?”

      And this is the same Ginger Eis who simply dismissed out of hand the possibility that an Israeli IDF member could be treating people differently based on race, and called others liars for making that assertion?

      Read it. And weep!:

      ===================================

      http://972mag.com/idf-trainer-no-need-to-resuscitate-palestinians/99132/

      jjvanka
      Sunday
      November 23, 2014

      ‘During war there are no civilians’ is another one — stated by IDF training unit leader during Rachel Corrie trial, Haifa, september 2010.

      Ginger Eis
      Monday
      November 24, 2014

      There is no scintilla of evidence to support you claim. You lie. And ya know it.

      jjvanka
      Monday
      November 24, 2014

      Why would I lie?… Nothing stops you to verify.

      Ginger Eis
      Monday
      November 24, 2014

      Again, there is no scintilla of evidence to support your claim…Maybe you should start relying on court transcripts.

      Merav
      Monday
      November 24, 2014

      You are lying…There are two ways to prove what was testified in court: 1. Court transcript 2. Court ruling/decisions

      jjvanka
      Tuesday
      November 25, 2014

      Well, if you insist: see para 160 (page 70) of this legal record —
      http://www.richardsilverstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/CorrieCase-PlaintiffsSummaries-ENG.pdf
      But I take it you’ll deny it anyway. Which is understandable.

      Ginger Eis
      Tuesday
      November 25, 2014

      Right, jjvanka. Cherry picking is not a good thing.

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    3. Ginger Eis

      “Another ISM activist who witnessed the shooting said in a statement that Corsi was wearing a reflective high-visibility vest and peacefully protesting when he was shot.”

      It is well documented that ISM activists support violence against Jewish targets;
      It is well know that ISM activist organize riots that include confronting and attacking IDF soldiers.
      It is no secret that some of the “European” Jihadis and many of the naïve Western leftists the ISM-thugs have abused and misused for their violent protests to gain publicity in the West (!) have ended up either wounded or dead. It is equally no secret that the ISM-thugs help in planning attacks on Jewish targets inside Israel, while trying to use their European passport to get a free pass. When clowns play with fire, the results thereof should not surprise any sane person.

      For more, see: http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/international_solidarity_movement_ism_

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    4. Avdim

      Several days ago, it was claimed that a Jew Egged bus driver murdered an Arab by running him over. Turns out the driver was an Arab and the whole thing is now believed to be an accident.

      http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.il/2014/11/arabs-and-mondoweiss-lie-as-usual-say.html#.VHmxZDGUfck

      Don’t believe everything without checking the facts, too many lies going around. So when the only sources are Ma’an and “Palestinian medical officials” – I would wait a bit for the facts to clear before going about how EVIL Israel is…

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    5. phil

      Ngo Monitor.. as bad as referecning the protocols of the elders

      Yehudit Karp, a member of the International Council of the New Israel Fund and a former deputy attorney general of Israel, said that NGO Monitor has released information “it knew to be wrong, along with some manipulative interpretation”.[50]

      The New Israel Fund said in May 2011 that NGO Monitor “knowingly published false information in its newsletter”, regarding the NIF funding of Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP). NIF stated that NGO Monitor’s director was provided with the correct information verbally in advance.[51] NGO Monitor responded by asserting that its report was based on NIF grant information.[52] NIF’s rejoinder stated that its public records lag the end of the reporting year by several months, but reiterated that updated information was provided to NGO Monitor verbally. NIF also stated that it asked CWP to remove mention of NIF’s name from the CWP website.[53]

      In July 2009, HRW issued a statement saying, “NGO Monitor … conducts no field investigations and condemns anyone who criticizes Israel”.[54]

      Uriel Heilman, a managing editor for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and a senior reporter for The Jerusalem Post, wrote in an online opinion column that there were a “couple of disingenuous (read: inaccurate) elements” in the May 2009 digest of NGO Monitor. Heilman rhetorically asked whether the situation itself was “enough for Steinberg and NGO Monitor’s followers without Steinberg having to stretch the truth?” Gerald Steinberg, head of NGO Monitor, later conceded the phrasing was confusing and revised the statement.[55]

      Kathleen Peratis, a member of the board of Human Rights Watch, called into question the research methodology underlying an op-ed by NGO Monitor’s Steinberg for not saying specifically where or when HRW statements have been unverifiable.[56] In 2006, she criticized NGO Monitor for accusations against Human Right Watch and its “executive director, whose father fled Nazi Germany”. Peratis took issue with an op-ed by NGO Monitor’s Gerald Steinberg titled “Ken Roth’s Blood Libel”,[57] and argues those like NGO Monitor “who want selective exemption of Israel from the rules of war” may not “have faced the implications of getting what they wish for”.[56]

      In 2009, David Newman criticized NGO Monitor for concentrating “almost entirely with a critique of peace-related NGOs and especially those which focus on human rights, as though there were no other NGOs to examine”. He said that NGO Monitor, which he describes as a right-wing organization, had consistently refused requests to investigate the activities and funding of right-wing NGOs, many of which, Newman said, were facilitating illegal activity in the West Bank.[58] In response, NGO Monitor wrote that it is “an independent research organization, providing detailed, systematic, and source-based analysis and publications regarding the activities of NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The ideological label employed by Newman, ‘right wing’, is neither accurate nor relevant”.[59] Newman also criticized NGO Monitor again in 2009, as well as in 2010 and 2012.[60][61]

      In January 2010, thirteen Israeli human rights organizations released a common statement describing NGO Monitor and Im Tirtzu as “extremist”, and criticised an “unbridled and incendiary attack” by them against human rights groups

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      • Ginger Eis

        Mr. Phil, in the entire stuff you copied and pasted without using quotation marks (as as such violating intellectual property laws), nowhere was NGO Monitor shown to be factually incorrect. All we have are denials, rhetorical questions and vilification of NGO Monitor by anti-Israel political NGO masquerading as “human rights” orgs. These organizations can’t stand the strength of NGO-Monitor’s scrutiny and are unable to present facts refuting NGO Monitor’s findings. Where NGO-Monitor makes a mistake, it comes out promptly and corrects it publicly. That’s how professional NGO-Monitor is. Really impressive.

        You have not yet refuted any of the facts provided by NGO-Monitor about ISM-violence and support for terrorism! You still have the chance to do that.

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      • Brian

        Nice documentation of a dishonest organization’s real purpose, Phil.

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    6. Phil

      Cheers Brian.. sadly Ginge is too busy wondering about copyright laws to actually read the information.. and we all know how concerned she is about international law and all

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