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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:51 PM

 

West Bank Protests: Waiting for a Tipping Point

West Bank Protests: Waiting for a Tipping Point
Ramallah – As the first week of Israel’s latest military assault on the besieged Gaza Strip drew to a close, 134 Palestinians have been killed and 1,100 injured.

While the Israeli codenamed “Operation Pillar of Defense” continues in Gaza, residents of the West Bank have also marked the death of three: Hamdi Fallah, 22, from Hebron; Rushdi Tamimi, 31, from the Ramallah village of Nabi Saleh; and Nabil Ahmad Nabil, 20 months, from Turmus Ayyah, a resident of Qalandiya.

The indiscriminate bombing of the Gaza strip, in which entire families such as the Dallou and the Hijazi families have been killed inside their own homes, has triggered a response from the West Bank that has been unprecedented in recent years.

The usual reaction from the West Bank to Israeli bombings of Gaza is characterized by reticence, indifference, or inaction due to fear of repression by Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces.

This time around however, protests erupted across the West Bank. Granted they have not yet swelled to mass demonstrations, they have been persistent and have carefully chosen their target locations: occupation checkpoints, illegal settlements, and prisons.

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/west-bank-protests-waiting-tipping-point

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Alamuti Lotus Nov 2012 OP
shaayecanaan Nov 2012 #1
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #2
oberliner Nov 2012 #3

Response to Alamuti Lotus (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:47 PM

1. The first one to die really got taken to town

An Israeli soldier shot him once in the back, again in the hip and then bludgeoned him with the butt of his rifle just to be sure.

He will probably face some sort of perfunctory military "investigation" for his trouble, I suppose.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:02 AM

2. Followed by a stiff promotion.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:35 AM

3. He was a police officer, right?

The one who was killed, I mean. Trying to find more details on this incident. Do you have anything from the Israeli side?

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