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Four Palestinians Killed on Friday

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Friday was another deadly bloody day in Palestine. Israeli forces killed four Palestinians, two in Hebron and two outside illegal Israeli settlements near Ramallah.


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Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday December 8, 2015, 3:27 am
One comment from the article stood out:
"Kay24 December 6, 2015, 2:35 pm The mere fact that Israeli citizens are treated differently, given lenient sentences, and not shot dead like these poor Palestinians, show that these apartheid policies from a fascist state, are not only brutal, but they justify unnecessary deaths of what must be many innocent people by lies, and ugly attempts to demonize these poor kids. The US are enablers to these human rights abuses, and the rest of the world does nothing. It seems Palestinian lives are cheap."

I havee nothing to add to this comment.

Lona G (66)
Tuesday December 8, 2015, 6:12 am
Since the beginning of October, Israeli forces have killed 114 Palestinians— and 19 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians in that period. The number of Palestinians seems disproportionately high and quite a few of their deaths have been called out as "executions". We've seen several of these cases reported here.

Abed Rahman Barghouthi is another one of those cases in which it is the account according the Israeli military forces against those of witnesses. Abed was related to the Palestinian martyr Abd el Rahman Barghouti and probably had some American papers on him when he was stopped for a security check. That may have been enough to trigger the nervous military (there were already two Palestinian killed that day) to shoot and kill him. On the other hand his link to a famous martyr and the story of the Palestinian eyewitnesses roused thousands of people to attend his funeral which was military although he apparently lived in America until shortly before his death.

Both sides have a lot to gain by sticking to their own version of the incident. We'll probably never know the truth, but it is so sad that another four young lives have been cut short with no end in sight of the Palestinian repression.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday December 8, 2015, 12:48 pm

M B (62)
Tuesday December 8, 2015, 3:38 pm

The other bad thing is, that you'll most likely get blamed, just for posting this -
where as on other threads one can read opinions, that generalize the Palestinian-Israel issue with ISIS-related-thus-Muslims-are-Trademark-terrorists.
THAT doesn't make life better, IMHO
Thanks Carrie

fly bird (26)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 2:14 am
Israeli forces in Occupied Palestinian Territories must end pattern of unlawful killings.

Israeli forces have carried out a series of unlawful killings of Palestinians using intentional lethal force without justification, said Amnesty International today, based on the findings of an ongoing research trip to the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

The organization has documented in depth at least four incidents in which Palestinians were deliberately shot dead by Israeli forces when they posed no imminent threat to life, in what appear to have been extrajudicial executions.

In some cases, the person shot was left bleeding to death on the ground and was not given prompt medical assistance, in violation of the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. Since 1 October, Israeli forces have killed more than 30 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Israel either after stabbings were carried out or the Israeli authorities allege stabbing attacks were intended.

“A clear pattern has emerged of lethal force being used unlawfully by Israeli forces following a wave of recent stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israeli civilians and military or police forces in Israel and the occupied West Bank,” said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International.

“Unfortunately, Israel’s investigation systems have long served to perpetuate impunity for unlawful killings of Palestinians by Israeli military and police forces. While we urge the Israeli authorities to conduct independent, impartial investigations into all these incidents, wilful killings of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, over which all states can exercise universal jurisdiction.”


Gillian M (11)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 7:17 am
Yet again I fail to see the condemnation on the attacks on Israelis which is the ONLY reason any Palestinian would be shot. But then the Judeophobes have made it clear that they don't care about dead or injured Israelis. They have been equally clear that they don't care about the Palestinians either. They turn a blind eye to the continual attacks by Hamas on Israel, the brain washing of little children to hate so that the youngsters stab Israelis. There is silence on the war crime of teaching 8 year old children to fight with real weapons. They ignore the suffering of the population who are used as human shields when Israel tries to remove terrorists.

Nor is there ever any criticism of the using mosques, home, schools etc to store weapons, the deaths of hundreds of young boys forced to dig terror tunnels nor of the potential deaths of Israelis from an attack on Israel through them. An Israeli family gunned down in their car, where is the outrage. The senior members of Hamas using a hospital as a base during any attack thereby blocking beds because they know that Israel won't attack the hospital. But that doesn't stop a pregnant Palestinian woman taking a bomb into a maternity unit and the silence from these "people" is so loud it is deafening.

What kind of appalling person ignores all of this suffering merely to blame Israel for surviving. A rabid anti-Semite and an appalling racist.

I feel for the children who are being abused daily but the racists have never spoken out about the suffering of ANY Palestinian, they only use it to bash Israel and THAT is an atrocity in itself.


Gillian M (11)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 7:18 am
by the way b, Amnesty has been reported repeatedly for anti-semitism so quoting them merely proves the point.

Gillian M (11)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 7:23 am
Oh yes, to prove the point none of you has signed a petition to bring to justice a gang of Muslims who raped an 8 year old girl in Pakistan. None of you have signed the Planet Syria petition, the one for the Syrian children or even for a woman in El Salvador sent to prison for 30 years because she had a miscarriage.

What appalling "people" who can only spend their time hating Israel and Israelis.


. (0)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 10:42 am
The counter corpses, does not stop. Enough innocent blood by schizophrenic, a liar and a terrorist state. Punishment now! ... And you "flag an inapprpriate

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 1:43 pm
Noted, thanks

Gillian M (11)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 2:25 pm
A 70 year old couple were shot in a drive by terrorist shooting in their vehicle near Avnei Hefetz Junction in the north early Wednesday evening. The car fled towards the nearby Tul Karem village.

A Palestinian stabbed two Israelis, a soldier and a resident of Kiryat Arba, near the Beit Hadassah checkpoint in Hebron on Wednesday afternoon. The terrorist was shot and killed. One Israeli was moderately wounded and the other lightly injured. They were taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Dr. Ofer Marin, head of the trauma unit in Shaare Zedek described both men as being in good condition, alert. "They remember what happened and currently they seem to be in no danger." One of the injured is the son of former Bayit Yehudi MK, Orit Struck. "First of all, we thank God that his injury was light. For us, this is truly a miracle of Hannukah." The terrorist who carried out the attack was identified as Abd al-Rahman Maswada, a cousin of Ihab Maswada who carried out the stabbing attack in Hebron two days earlier. The condition of the man injured in that attack is said to have improved, yet still critical.


Vivian B (169)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 4:39 pm
It's HIGH TIME that ALL the killings STOP!!! It doesn't matter what side they are on! STOP THE KILLING!!! In the US, in Israel, in Palestine, in Syria, ALL OVER THE WORLD! We have ENOUGH to worry about with global warming and ALL the other things we must CHANGE RIGHT NOW!!!
We need to come together as a species and STOP the HATE and get together on the things that matter!!!!
Thanks, Carrie. HUGS, ALL!!!

fly bird (26)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 5:57 pm
TAKE ACTION: Tell the UN to drop its contracts with Israeli Occupation prison contractor G4S.

G4S is a private security company that provides services and equipment to Israeli occupation prisons at which Palestinian political prisoners, including children, are held without trial and tortured.

Since the start of October, Israeli occupation forces have arrested more than 1,800 Palestinians including 300 children as a way to repress Palestinian popular resistance. Many of these prisoners are being held in prisons G4S is helping Israel to run.

G4S has also been criticised for its role in violent abuse taking place in the prisons and detention centres it runs in South Africa, the US and the UK, and in numerous deaths in custody.

Despite G4S' role in human rights abuses in Palestine and across the world, the UN is contracting G4S to provide it with security services worth more than US$22 million each year. In doing so, the UN is contradicting its own stated contracting principles and turning a blind eye to the role that G4S plays in Israel's oppression of Palestinians and in human rights abuses all over the world.

G4S has already lost contracts with businesses and universities across the world; the Gates Foundation, Columbia University, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church have divested from the company. G4S now says it might consider ending its role in Israel’s prison system, which is all the more reason we need to keep the pressure up.

Join Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer and organisations across the world in calling on the UN to drop its contracts with G4S.

Use the form below to send a message to UN general secretary Ban Ki Moon:

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Carrie B (306)
Sunday August 21, 2016, 10:50 am
And why would you obey a'member'?
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