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tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 AM
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Left-wing activists: IDF firing live ammunition at demonstrators in Bidu
Left-wing activists: IDF firing live ammunition at demonstrators in village of Bidu
Tal Yamin-Wolvovich, Ma'ariv, 7 April 2004.


Left-wing activists, demonstrating against the separation fence in the village of Bidu (near Ramallah), are reporting that IDF forces have begun firing live ammunition towards demonstrators. According to the demonstrators, a Palestinian boy was injured in the shooting.

(end report)

http://www.maariv.co.il/channels/0/ART/684/747.html (hebrew)



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Note: For a select list of how the IDF "shoots at sitting demonstrators" (to quote Tanya Reinhart from Yediot Aharonot), see the recent reports in the Israeli press: (all from Ma'ariv, Eng/Hebrew):

26 Feb - 3 killed, 100 demonstrators, allegations of live fire, stone throwing.

8 March - 5 injured, 1000 demonstrators, tear gas, rubber-steel bullets, live fire.

18 March - 3 injured, including 12 year old boy.

18 March - 18 injured, rubber-steel bullets, smoke grenades, tear gas, 2,000 demonstrators (general strike in the town).

21 March - 120 injured, rubber-steel bullets, tear gas, stun grenades, allegations of deliberate shooting, Israeli activists wounded, physical wounds from clubs.

28 March - 3 injured by rubber-steel bullets.

31 March - 20 wounded, some injured by rubber-steel bullets.
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tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 AM
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1. Palestinians report 30 injured, some by live-fire (maariv)
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Comadreja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:48 AM
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2. All problems solved with violence
Neocons and Likudists...is there any difference? Perhaps they took their activist policy from Anthrax Coulter...kill a few liberals to show them they are vulnerable.
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:11 AM
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3. Can any numbnut become an "ACTIVIST" ??
Are their schools you go to ??

Do you major in ACTIVISM??

Or can any clown with an ax to grind just call himself an "activist"?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:13 AM
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:58 PM
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5. what a bizarre tangent...
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tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:20 PM
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6. It's the standard term in the Israeli press
"Right-wing activist", "left-wing activist", etc.

Kind of like "echelon", which is used more than in the Western media to describe the high political and military leadership.

And hereth endth the lesson for today... you may now return to your scheduled programming.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:36 PM
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7. Yeah, actually you can. Anybody can.
It's one of the things you get when you have "democracy"
and "free speech" and stuff. If you walk the walk, you can
talk the talk, that's all it takes. No pieces of paper from
authority figures are required.
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 12:48 AM
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9. I dunno what you're moaning about
I thought once you acquired the status of 'left-wing activist' the rules of engagement were that you are fair game for being shot at or being run over by large pieces of industrial equipment.

How can you cull this grouping of, by definition, anti-Semitites, if you deny that they are in the grouping that allows you to cull them ?

You may be getting a bit punch-drunk drdon326. Regular rests, eat healthy food, holidays in sunny places, maybe take up Yoga, would be my prescription.
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Aussie_Hillbilly Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-04 11:37 PM
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8. Ah, Israel
Such a free, democratic place...
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:27 AM
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10. this is the same oasis of democracy right?
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tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 08:49 AM
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11. Demonstration in the same place on thurs
Shows quite incredible bravery, given the reaction of the IDF (and the silence about that reaction everywhere).
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