Saturday, 18 April 2009

The murder of Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahmah by Israeli soldiers firing on peaceful demonstration on 17th April 2009. RIP Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahmah

On Friday the 17th of April 2009 the Israeli military shot and killed Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahmah aged 30, during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall in the West Bank village of Bil'in.

Here is an image of him taken just over a year ago on the 11th April 2008 marching with the rest of the men of Bilin to hold the weekly non violent protest against the illegal wall built on their village lands.

Just before the start of the demonstration he showed me barrels of used CS gas cartridges and remnants of sound bombs that the Israelis had fired during the protests.

Used CS gas cartridges.

Remnants of sound bombs.

All collected by the villagers from the lands around Bilin following the protests.

Palestinian killed in Bilin protest

Local demonstrator seriously injured by tear gas canister hit to his chest during anti-fence rally, dies of wounds shortly after reaching hospital. IDF says protest was violent. Demonstrators: We're like sitting ducks; soldiers fire at anything that moves; army, PA investigating

Ali Waked and Anat Shalev

Palestinian sources reported Friday that a local demonstrator was killed after being hit in the chest by a tear gas canister during a protest against the separation fence in the West Bank village of Bilin.

The man, 30-year-old Bassem Ibrahim Abu-Rahma from Bilin, was evacuated to a Ramallah hospital in serious condition, where he then died of his wounds. The army confirmed the report of Abu-Rahma's death.

Representatives of the IDF and the Coordination and Liaison Authority met with Palestinian officials later in the day as part of the joint investigation into the incident.

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