Another Palestinian protester killed during nonviolent Ni’lin rally against the Wall

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Today, Yousef Akel Sadiq Srour, 36, who was shot in the chest with live fire and killed during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall in the Palestinian village Ni’lin. Ma’an News Agency is reporting that at least three other protesters were injured. From Ynet’s report:

The protesters in Naalin said IDF and Border Guard forces began firing dozens of teargas grenades at them before the protest even began. The Israeli security forces fired similar grenades at a house in an attempt take it over without a seizure order, the protesters said, claiming the tenants and other demonstrators suffered from teargas inhalation.

The protesters also alleged that soldiers had fired a gas grenade into an ambulance, lightly injuring one of its crew members.  They also claimed the military was using snipers.

Ha’aretz adds in their report that five demonstrators were also injured in the weekly protest against the Wall in Bil’in.

9 Responses

  1. David
    June 5, 2009, 3:24 pm

    From 2001-2006, the U.S. provided Israel with $2,515,080 in .22 caliber-.50 caliber ammunition. That's 26,619,524 bullets. In 2007, we provided $4,181,378 worth of ammunition. Yousef was killed with live, .22 caliber ammunition. Don't want your tax dollars going to kill unarmed demonstrators? ” target=”_blank”>

  2. Strahl
    June 5, 2009, 6:41 pm

    He was clearly a provocateur. Probably a terrorist too. Bravo noble IDF, protecting Israel from these animals.

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    June 5, 2009, 9:36 pm

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  4. LanceThruster
    June 5, 2009, 10:41 pm

    Israel decries Palestinian violence yet uses the same lethal force against non-violent protesters. It's a wonder that the Palestinians and their supporters still have the courage to engage in non-violent protest.

  5. able Tuno
    June 6, 2009, 3:14 am

    the only protection needed will be from the stupidity of the zionist whom with adolf hitler and the british mufti puppet whom do not to this day realize the importance of reality. The reality is the occupation will end soon and all of Palestine will again be the home of original inhabitants…the Palestinians. The holocaust that is to come is world wide not just in one place and yes all be delt the final solution to their hate filled lives. Whom ever is belived to think a state of israel will ensue cause they have nukes is sadly mistaken, between the usa and the other places where jews are prevalent will have a glimmer of hope for the worlds future with out these zionist scum stinking up the world and controlling the world……..your own doom has been planned by yourselves just realize this…if you are a jew who does not approve of the hijacked religon to the zionist which are not jews (real jews). all the real jews should leave the occupied Palestine and get out of political seats..your years are numbered. The holocaust will look like a wiennie roast in comparison and it is comming your way ODF. They all should spend the money to get to the nearest earth like planet to survive it …cause there will be NO ESCAPE !

  6. Mary-Lee
    June 6, 2009, 12:24 pm

    I think opinion in the U.S. is even more uninformed that opinion in Israel. If Israel does well, American Jews feel good about themselves; if Israel is not doing so well, American Jews don't feel so good, and the comments from these young folks reflect that insecurity. Anyone who has been paying attention at all knows the parameters of a final settlement of the Israel – Palestine argument. Israel will probably be like the U.S. is. It will do the right thing, but only after it's tried everything else.

  7. Richard WittyI
    June 6, 2009, 12:57 pm

    Haaretz also noted in their report that the Beliin demonstration was NOT a non-violent one. "The purpose of civil disobedience is to evoke a response." Throwing rocks is not non-violent civil disobedience.

  8. RowanBerkeley
    June 6, 2009, 5:42 pm

    The latest spin on this is that he was shot with a live bullet, OK. but it came from something called a 'roger rifle' that fires special non-lethal low-velocity bullets. That's why it killed him.

  9. Jake in Jerusalem
    June 9, 2009, 11:05 pm

    Several IDF soldiers were injured, some seriously, in your "non-violent" protest. MondoLies. Mondo always lies. This is why MondoBigots love it here so much…

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