Articles Archive for 21 March 2010
photograph from FLV at Palestine Monitor
A second teen, 19 year-old Useid Qaddus, died early Sunday morning after being shot in the head with live ammunition during a demonstration in Iraq Burin, Nablus region, on Saturday. Mohammed Qaddus, 16, was killed after being shot in the heart on the same day. Though the Israeli military officially denied using live ammunition, photographs of entry and exit wounds in Mohammed, taken by a B’tselem field worker, as well as x-rays obtained from the hospital for both youth clearly identify a live bullet lodged in the skull of Useid and wounds that could only be caused by live ammunition.
The killings occurred Saturday, when local residents marched on their land against settlement expansion … Continue reading
Beit Ommar »
Friday night, after a demonstration in Beit Ommar in solidarity with Jerusalem, Yousef Abu Maria and Ahmed Abu Hashem (Abu Maria) both had their homes raided by the Israeli military. Yousef, who was detained at a demonstration on Route 60 two weeks previously, the coordinator of the National Committee of Beit Ommar and a PSP organizer, was beaten as soldiers invaded his home, overturning furniture and threatening more violence if demonstrations continued. They also questioned him about his brother, Mousa, whose home was raided two weeks previously, along with the Palestine Solidarity Project’s office.
Ahmed Abu Hashem, a prominent activist in Beit Ommar, also had his home broken into in the early hours or Saturday morning, and threatened with … Continue reading