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Martyrs for Freedom from Colonial Apartheid

The Israeli army shot Yousef Akil Srour, aged 36 years in the chest with 0.22 caliber live ammunition. He was dead upon arrival to Ramallah Hospital. Yousef Akil Srour is the 5th Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli army in Nilin during a demonstration against the theft of his land for the construction of the Annexation Wall.

Israeli forces shot Mohammad Mouslah Mousa, aged 15 years, in the lower chest shortly after shooting Srour. He was taken to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Ramallah. Additionally, the army shot another 3 demonstrators today with 0.22 caliber live ammunition; one in the leg, one in the side and one in the shoulder.

As of Friday, 5 June 2009, Israeli forces have shot 35 people with live ammunition during demonstrations in the village of Nilin. Israeli occupation forces have murdered five Nilin residents during demonstrations against the confiscation of their land and critically injured one international solidarity activist.

Ahmed Mousa (10) was shot in the forehead with live ammunition on 29 July 2008. The following day, Yousef Amira (17) was shot twice with rubber-coated steel bullets, leaving him brain dead. He died a week later on 4 August 2008. Arafat Rateb Khawaje (22), was the third Nilin resident to be killed by Israeli forces. He was shot in the back with live ammunition on 28 December 2008. That same day, Mohammed Khawaje (20), was shot in the head with live ammunition, leaving him brain dead. He died three days later in a Ramallah hospital. Tristan Anderson (37), an American citizen, was shot with a high velocity tear gas projectile on 13 March 2009 and is currently in Tel Hashomer hospital. Yousef Akil Srour (Aqel) (36), was shot with 0.22 caliber live ammunition in the chest on 5 June 2009 and pronounced dead upon arrival at Ramallah hospital.

Bassem Abu Rahmeh (Pheel) (30), died after being hit in the chest at close range by a high-velocity gas canister during a protest in Bil'in on 17 April 2009.

Since May 2008, residents of Nilin village have been demonstrating against construction of the Apartheid Wall. Despite being deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004, the occupation continues to build a Wall, further annexing Palestinian land.

Nilin will lose approximately 2500 dunums of agricultural land when the construction of the Wall is completed. Nilin consisted of 57,000 dunums in 1948, (14,085 acres) reduced to 33,000 dunums in 1967 (8154 acres), currently is 10,000 dunums (2471 acres) and will be 7,500 dunums (1853 acres) after construction of the occupation's colonial apartheid wall (13% of their land).

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At Friday, June 05, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing you will notice with all the demonstrations is that the Palestinian people are protesting peacefully, and then get fired upon by israeli soldiers. only then are rocks thrown or slinged. i have also seen the soldiers throw rocks.

At Saturday, June 06, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

If you want this to impact Americans on a more visceral level, explain what a dumun is in acres.

Otherwise most of us dumbass Americans will shrug their shoulder when they see "dunum."

The IOF is using .22 caliber ammo and not .223?

At Saturday, June 06, 2009, Blogger qrswave said...

So how big is dunum?

And what's the difference between .22 and .223? is there a difference?

At Saturday, June 06, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One dunum is just under a ΒΌ acre (0.247105381)

Here's the answer tho the ammo question. The reason the zooks use .22 is because it's one of the more deadly rounds, and used on the innocent of course.

At Sunday, June 07, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

I'd have to disagree on the diffrence between .22 caliber ammo and .223.

Up close, like popping a round in the back of someone's head, .22 caliber ammo can be very deadly but isn't good for distance.
Around here, .22 is used mostly for plinking and rabbit hunting.

.223 is a bitch, since it's designed to roll and tumble once it hits flesh.
You could get hit in the lower left side of your stomach and the round might exit in the upper right side of your back.

.22 is cheap though and maybe that's why the Khazars are using that ammo.

At Sunday, June 07, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

go git 'em, killer.


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