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Jawahar Abu Rahmah

  • Hands Not Bombs: From the cave of your invented neighbors

    "Dare to look for the handprints, dare to acknowledge the humanity of an invented people." A Palestinian-American student, writer and activist takes a journey of discovery,  in an essay inspired by the culture and literature of liberation, an ancient symbol, and a prehistoric cranium.  By Tamara Masri Skulls of early man flashed across the screen. Dr. Bailey looked at no notes as he described the anatomical features of the ancient cranium. “Female Neanderthal found in Mt. Taboun, Israel”.. For the first time in my Biological Anthropology class, I felt a small jolt in my gut.  Until that moment, the babble and…

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  • Standing where Bil'in fence stood, change begins to sink in

    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 –…

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  • New army version on Bil'in death contradicts previous claims

    Yesterday evening, just in time to make the eight o'clock news, the IDF has presented another "official" version for the death of Bi'lin's Jawahar Abu-Rahmah during a protest against the security barrier near her village on December 31st. This is from Haaretz: Abu Rahmah, 36, was taken to the hospital after she inhaled tear gas fired by IDF forces during a demonstration in Bil'in against the West Bank security barrier at the end of December. According to the IDF investigation, Rahmah's condition deteriorated at the hospital after she received an incorrect diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. The IDF findings, which were…

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  • IDF Spokesman denies Jawaher Abu Rahmah died of medical negligence

    The IDF keeps offering new versions regarding the death of Jawaher Abu Rahmah – and is contradicted by its own spokesperson Several major Israeli media outlets published yesterday a new IDF “investigation," which claimed that Jawaher Abu Rahmah – who died after inhaling CS (tear) gas in Bil’in – did not die as a result of the gas itself , but rather as a result of the treatment she received at the hospital. This is the IDF’s fourth version of the events. In previous versions she was not present at the demonstration, then she was present; she died of cancer;…

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  • Protesting the revolting death of Jawaher Abu Rahmah

    Last night I went to the demonstration in Tel Aviv to protest of the killing of Jawaher Abu Rahmah in Bilin on Friday. Being a family man, it’s hard to be as active as I once was. But I really wanted to go to this one. To put it simply, Jawahar’s death disgusted me. The ease in which non violent protesters in the territories are killed and injured is revolting. I stood last night in front of the Defense Ministry to point a finger at the man responsible, Ehud Barak, for the death of Jawahar. I joined the chants, “Ehud…

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  • IMAGES: funeral of Bil'in protester Jawaher abu Rahmah

    Bil'in, West Bank - Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, who died this morning (Saturday) after inhaling massive amounts of tear-gas during the weekly protest in Bil’in yesterday, was buried today next to her brother, Bassem Abu Rahmah, who was killed from a direct hit to his chest during an unarmed protest in Bil'in last April. The following images were taken at Jawaher's funeral. Related stories: Female protester killed by Israeli tear gas in Bil’in Y-NET reporter slurs non-violent movement

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