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  • The army spin machine at work in the Abu Rahmah killing

    By Jerry Haber A female protester dies at a Bil'in protest from tear gas inhalation. The army is not only faced with a public relations nightmare, but also with the real possibility that there will be pressure to change its mode of operations, and to use a less effective (from its standpoint) tear gas. There may even be pressure to conduct a military investigation, which the army certainly doesn't want. So the only thing that it can do is to attack the credibility of the woman's family and witnesses. So this is how they do it: With the willing help…

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  • BREAKING: Another activist arrested following protest at US ambassador's residence

    Sunday, 3 January: Tel Aviv Within the last hour, one more Israeli activist has been arrested over last Saturday’s protest at the Tel Aviv area home of the US Ambassador to Israel. The activist, identified only as A.H., was called to a Tel Aviv police station for interrogation relating to the protest and immediately arrested on the charge of conspiracy to cause criminal damage. He will be arraigned at the Tel Aviv magistrates' court tomorrow morning, along with eleven other activists who were arrested during the action late Saturday night. Roughly 25 Israeli activists ‘returned’ empty tear gas canisters to…

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  • Hundreds rally in Tel Aviv to protest Bil'in woman's death

    Hundreds of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv Saturday night to protest the death of Bil'in resident Jawaher Abu Rahmah, who died on Saturday morning after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces during the weekly anti-fence demonstration. The 36 year-old woman was evacuated to a Ramallah hospital on Friday afternoon, after losing consciousness. Doctors attached her to a respirator and treated her for exposure to toxins found in the tear gas, but the patient did not respond. She died at 9 o'clock  on Saturday morning, without regaining consciousness. Bil'in has been the site of weekly demonstrations on Friday afternoons since…

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  • Demonstrators 'return' tear gas canisters to US ambassador's home

    Israeli activists protesting the killing of Bil'in's Jawaher Abu Rahmah 'returned' spent tear gas canisters to the residence of the American ambassador to Israel late Saturday evening. Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, was evacuated to the Ramallah hospital on Friday after inhaling massive amounts of tear-gas during the weekly protest in Bil'in, and died of poisoning Saturday morning. The tear gas used by the Israeli forces in Bil'in is manufactured by Combined Systems Inc.; a United States company based in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. This is the first protest where empty tear gas canisters have been returned to an ambassador's home. Approximately 25…

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  • In saying 'I didn't know,' Israelis enable army's killing of Palestinians

    The killing of Jawahar Abu Rahmah would have been harder to carry out, without the silent cooperation of most Israelis. During an unusually large demonstration in Bil’in yesterday, IDF gunmen fired unusually large amounts of tear gas at the demonstrators, according to them. Bloggers Lisa Goldman and Joseph Dana reported that the tear gas was fired at the non-violent demonstrators, even at people who weren’t even close to the fence. As a result, Jawaher Abu Rahmah, age 36, died this morning of gas inhalation. The IDF claims it did not use unusual amounts of gas; then again, they used to…

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  • Y-NET reporter slurs non-violent movement

    There's lies, damn lies, and then there's the following kind of journalism. As Joseph reports, Jawaher Abu Rahma, who lost her brother Bassam Abu Rahmah to tear gas just 18 months ago, died this morning from tear gas poisoning. The single most important thing about movement both siblings belonged to, and paid with their lives to sustain, is that it is a non-violent movement, of exactly the kind prayed for by liberals wishing for a Palestinian Ghandi or Mandela. YNET's Yair Altman reported the response of Mohammed Khatib, a member of the Bil’in Popular Committee, and it seems to fall…

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