Jawaher Abu Rahma inspires Boston protesters in snow

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Photos from ActiveStills. Account by Noam Lekach, an Israeli citizen:

Dozens of American, Palestinian and Israeli activists gathered today (Friday) in front of the Israeli Consulate in Boston to commemorate the death of Jawaher Abu Rahma, a Bil’in resident who was killed as a result of tear gas inhalation during a demonstration in the village last Friday.

The event opend with a candle light vigil, and continued as a march in the snow towards the Boston Common, carrying candles and pictures of Jawaher and of her brother, Bassem, who was killed by a gas canister thrown by an Israeli soldier during a demonstration in Bil’in in April 2009.

The protestors chanted in support of the non-violent joint struggle, denouncing US military aid to Israel while calling for endorsement of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign.

5 Responses

  1. yourstruly
    January 8, 2011, 5:37 pm

    she died for us all

    Jawaher Abu Rahma

    that the last chains be broken

  2. MRW
    January 8, 2011, 5:50 pm

    And now, Israel/Palestine has come to Arizona.

    • Chaos4700
      January 8, 2011, 5:58 pm

      I know what you’re referring to, but I dare say without more contextual resonance, I don’t see how that assassination relates. For starters, that assassin is under arrest while Abu Rahma’s assassins probably have military commendations. It isn’t as if political assassination is all that unheard of in the US either.

  3. Sumud
    January 8, 2011, 6:36 pm

    Noam Lekach – thanks for your account of this vigil and demonstration. FYI the tear gas canister that killed Bassem Abu Rahmeh wasn’t thrown, it was a high-velocity canister fired from a canister gun, which impacted him in the chest. Footage here:

    link to theonlydemocracy.org

  4. yonira
    January 11, 2011, 12:06 am

    Non-violent protest?

    link to youtube.com

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