Sunday, April 19, 2009


Israeli troops murder another peaceful Palestinian human rights activist, in broad daylight.

YouTube video:

"Demonstrator killed in Bilin by Israeli forces"

This video, showing Bassem Abu Rahma's cold-blooded murder by Israeli troops, has been quickly removed from the Web by YouTube.

Demonstrator killed in Bilin by Israeli forces

So look at this video instead, not yet removed, of the young man's funeral:

"Palestinians mourn demonstrator's death - 18 Apr 09"

On YouTube at:

Palestinians mourn demonstrator's death - 18 Apr 09

More details of Bassem Abu Rahma's murder have just been published.

See YNet, April 19, 2009,

On the Web at:,7340,L-3702943,00.html

"...A video filmed at the scene of the incident shows the protestors approaching the fence, including Bassem Abu Rahma, who is seen wearing a yellow shirt.

"Abdullah was near Bassem when he was hurt. 'I can say for certain that there was no violence or provocation on the part of the protestors,' he says. 'The casualty's last words were to the soldiers and police officers: "Stop firing, stop firing." And then the grenade hit him and he was critically injured....'

"...He adds that
Bassem was the youngest of five brothers and that he also had a sister. 'It's a simple family, a poor family which suffered a lot of pain after part of its land was robbed, and was always involved in the non-violent struggle to return the lands,' he says.

" 'Those who came to the house came to grieve the fatal casualty and console, but also to show their appreciation for the family, which has suffered directly for a second time.'

"This is not the first time the Abu Rahma family makes headlines under unfortunate circumstances: Bassem's brother, Ashraf, was one of the most famous victims of the Palestinian struggle against the separation fence, when an IDF soldier was filmed shooting him while he was bound, after being arrested while trying to transfer foods and medications to residents of the nearby village of Naalin, which was under curfew. The shooting soldier was accused of inappropriate behavior, and the regiment commander who was present during the incident was moved to a different post."