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Old 05-19-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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Israel Fires on Gaza Protesters

Actually I saw this on NWI - German Journal but here's a link

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (May 19) -- Israeli tanks and helicopters fired on protesters in a refugee camp Wednesday, killing 10 Palestinians and raising a two-day death toll to 33 in Israel's bloodiest Gaza raid in years, witnesses said.

They have this on video tape. A helicopter just dropped a bomb into the middle of a crowd of protestors at a refugee camp. Men, women, & children displaced by the Israel's actions Rafah.
Also a tank fired on them. They weren't militant just ordinary people.

What disgust me most is our admins. response "very concerned" if these were AMericans shit would hit the fan.

According to the Journal at first Israel tried to blame it on militants until the video evidence emerged.

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What do you expect? If the administration were outraged by every dispicable act that takes place, it would lose meaning.

Also, where was the outrage when Palestinian kids played soccer with the head of an Israeli soldier? Berg's beheading took all the headlines.

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This is different. It's a close partner. Bush sent the wrong message when he baked Sharon's plan.
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Even the Israeli tv is denouncing their latest actions.

Palestinian doctors despair at rising toll of children shot dead by Israeli army snipers

As the carnage in Rafah escalates, bullet wounds belie the official Israeli line on killings of young teenagers

Chris McGreal in Rafah

Thursday May 20, 2004 "The Guardian" -- The tiny hole buried under Asma Mughayar's thick black hair, just above her right ear, is an illusion, according to the Israeli army. So is her family's insistance that Asma, 16, and her younger brother Ahmed, were both shot through the head by an Israeli soldier as they fed their pigeons and collected the laundry from the roof of their home in Rafah refugee camp

But their corpses tell a different story, as do the bodies of other children brought to Rafah's hospital and makeshift mortuaries even before yesterday's carnage, in which Israeli tanks and helicopters fired on a peaceful protest by Palestinians in the camp, killing 10 demonstrators, according to Palestinian paramedics.

Israel disputes the Mughayar family's account: that soldiers shot the children on Tuesday. Hours after their death, Israeli officials blamed the Palestinians, telling reporters that Asma and Ahmed had been killed in a "work accident" - a euphemism for bomb-makers blowing themselves up - or by Palestinian fighters who had left a landmine in the street.

"A preliminary investigation indicates they were killed by a bomb intended to be used against soldiers. It was set outside a building by Palestinians to hit an Israeli vehicle. This is probably what happened," a military spokesman said yesterday.

Dr Ali Moussa, head of Rafah hospital, is as furious at the claim as he is at Israel's assertion that almost all the 20 or more people killed during the army's seizure of the Tel al-Sultan district of the Rafah refugee camp were armed men.

"They are liars, liars, liars, because these children have bullet wounds to the head. There is no doubt about it," he says.
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