To be a teenager in Bil’in

Israel/Palestine
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Two children were taken to hospital after the latest army invasion in Bil’in, a village in the occupied Palestinian territories.
At midday on April 28, the Israeli army entered Bil’in. Three military jeeps came through the Western gate in the Wall, drove through the village and to the mosque. Clashes erupted when a group of children and youth saw the jeeps, and stones were thrown in order to make the soldiers leave the village.
However, instead of leaving the army decided to stay for an hour, throwing stun grenades and shooting tear gas and rubber covered steel bullets towards the villagers. Two young boys were injured by rubber covered steel bullets; Jamal (14) was shot with two bullets on his chin, while Najmi (15) was hit in his leg. An ambulance was called to take them both to the hospital in Ramallah for treatment.

5 Responses

  1. Avi
    April 29, 2011, 2:11 am

    At midday on April 28, the Israeli army entered Bil’in. Three military jeeps came through the Western gate in the Wall, drove through the village and to the mosque. Clashes erupted when a group of children and youth saw the jeeps, and stones were thrown in order to make the soldiers leave the village.
    However, instead of leaving the army decided to stay for an hour, throwing stun grenades and shooting tear gas and rubber covered steel bullets towards the villagers.

    See? This is how it’s done. Those two Syrian security thugs have a lot to learn from the Israeli army. You don’t bring your foul language and a groping hand to a hunting Safari. You bring guns, machine guns, stun grenades and tear gas. Geeezus.

    • ChrisB
      April 29, 2011, 7:01 am

      Throw stones at any soldier in any other army and see what happens.

      • Chaos4700
        April 29, 2011, 9:26 am

        Really? Because I’m pretty sure it’s only in places like Israel, North Korea and Saudi Arabia do they punish the entire family or indulge in summary execution as a matter of policy when one member throws stones (or does anything even remotely rude) to someone in the armed forces.

        There are specific instances of US soldiers doing such in the two ongoing occupations we have, granted, but when that happens at least we consider them crimes, not policy the way Israeli politicians laud. The American soldiers who’ve done this sort of thing act rogue and most of them are getting punished (maybe in a lethargic fashion, but it’s more than can be said for the IDF).

  2. Citizen
    April 29, 2011, 8:37 am

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli tanks and bulldozers entered the Gaza Strip east of Khan Younis early Wednesday morning, penetrating the border area by what witnesses said was at least 200 meters.

    • Chaos4700
      April 29, 2011, 9:29 am

      I guess they’re going after more of those “terrorist” chicken farms that Israelis are so very deathly afraid of, huh.

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