Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Happy Ramadan! Another Unsung Death

Compare this news report:
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in central West Bank city of Ramallah in the early hours of Monday morning. The boy, later identified as Muhammad Jabareen, was shot when local stone-throwing youths clashed with invading Israeli soldiers. Both eyewitnesses and medical sources reported that the Israeli army prevented ambulances from entering the area and dispensing first aid to the gravely injured teenager. The boy subsequently bled to death.

with this:
A 16-year-old Palestinian youth was shot and killed early Monday morning during clashes with the Israel Defense Forces in Ramallah. Palestinian sources reported that the youth, Mohammed Jabbarin, was not armed and was shot after he hurled rocks at Israeli troops. The IDF had been carrying out a routine operation in the West Bank town when the clash erupted. The IDF said that troops had identified an armed militant and opened fire, hitting the target.

[My emphasis - The IDF is are invading, the boy was throwing stones, although hurling rocks sounds much more threatening, and of course the IDF would say he was armed. If he was, why wasn't he taken straight to jail, together with his gun?]

Thanks to: WakeUpFromYourSlumber

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