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#NoMoreForgottenLives campaign demands accountability for Palestinian children killed by Israel

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“These are Mohammad’s shoes. I wanted to put them here…  
His pants. They still have dirt on them. 
I don’t want to wash them; I want to leave them as they are.”
-Mohammad Abu Daher’s mother

On May 15, 2014, Mohammad Abu Daher, 16, was fatally shot in the back by an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank city of Beitunia. One hour earlier, Israeli forces shot and killed Nadeem Nawara, 17, in the same spot.

Mohammad was a talented soccer player, beloved son and cherished big brother. Mohammad told his father he hoped to study media and journalism at Birzeit University, but did not live long enough to apply. “[M]y brain cannot function when I think of him,” says Mohammad’s nine-year-old brother, Omar.

Mohammad’s family and friends were struck hard by his loss. “Here Lies My Brother,” a short film produced by DCI-Palestine, attempts to provide a glimpse beyond the headlines to see the impact prolonged military occupation has on Palestinian families.

While an Israeli border policeman faces manslaughter charges in connection with Nadeem’s killing, Mohammad’s family continues to wait for justice.

With your help, we can demand accountability for Mohammad’s killing.

DCI-Palestine has already taken critical steps to pursue justice for Nadeem and Mohammad—by releasing security camera footage that captured the moment when both youths were fatally shot, and a Forensic Architecture video analysis pinpointing Nadeem’s killer. Both families deserve to see their sons’ killers held accountable for their crimes.

Join us to speak as one voice against the killings of Mohammad and Nadeem and the other eight children killed by Israeli forces with live ammunition in the occupied West Bank in 2014.

Take action now to challenge impunity in the #NoMoreForgottenLives campaign.

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  1. pabelmont on January 8, 2015, 12:10 pm

    Shot in the back? Killer facing merely manslaughter charges? Life is cheap for these Israelis.

    I recall soldiers being fined 1 cent (more or less) for a massacre in Israel’s early days. A massacre where a curfew was pout in effect but not announced and men returning from work were mowed down.

    Looked it up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafr_Qasim_massacre):

    On October 29, 1956, the Israeli army ordered that all Arab villages near the Jordanian border be placed under a wartime curfew from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the following day. Any Arab on the streets was to be shot. The order was given to border police units at 3:30 before most of the Arabs from the villages could be notified. Many of them were at work at the time. That morning, Shadmi, who was in charge of the Triangle, received orders to take all precautionary measures to ensure quiet on the Jordanian border. On Shadmi’s initiative, the official nightly curfew in the twelve villages under his jurisdiction was changed from the regular hours. Shadmi then gathered all the border patrol battalion commanders under his command, and reportedly ordered them to ‘shoot on sight’ any villagers violating the curfew. Once the order was given, the commander of one of Shadmi’s battalions, Major Shmuel Malinki, who was in charge of the Border Guard unit at the village of Kafr Qasim, asked Shadmi on how to react to those villagers who were unaware of the curfew.

    • RockyMissouri on January 9, 2015, 1:08 pm

      Heartbreaking…and unconscionable. They have only gotten worse. Aided and abetted by the USA …..sad, that we’ve been so willfully and, selectively blind.

  2. oldgeezer on January 8, 2015, 5:57 pm

    Someone remind me how they value life. Truly a disgusting state. Slaughter for the sake of slaughter.

  3. Kay24 on January 9, 2015, 7:03 am

    Somehow the zionists always seem to show that Palestinian/Arab lives are nothing, cheap, not of any value, and can be taken away easily. Somehow they always act like they are superior, their lives more precious, and no one can dare do the same brutal crimes that they do, against them. It is their arrogance that is most of all, unbelievable.

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