you might think that nothing is happening in palestine. while yesterday, the occupation army once again shot at fishermen in gaza and sank a boat. armed settler colonists AGAIN attacked palestinians – like they do several times per days on average of late -, this time in east jerusalem.
and yesterday evening, they shot baha samir badr. 13 years old. shot him dead in his village in beit leqya, near ramallah, near bil’in… another child, another palestinian child, and for most in this world, his death will never have accured, for some, it will become part of statistics. for his family and loved ones? friends? pain, pain, another hole, too much loss. for the rest of us – another reminder that palestinian life is currently unprotected, that palestinians can and continue to be murdered with utter impunity.
according to maan news, baha is the 42 palestinian in the west bank murdered by the occupation so far this year.
activist and friend ashira hakan writes:
“Bahaa Samir Bader is only 13 years old in 7th grsde last night Israeli soldiers invaded his village Beit Loqia near Ramallah and a sniper shot him in his heart and killed him while he was returning with his family from picking olives …. Samir was killed in cold blood … Yet international media dosnt cover his killing the Israeli army Will come up with the same excuse “We will investigate ” and as in all other cases where Israeli soldiers murder our children no one will be held responsible and Israel will get away with murder …..”
allah yer7amak ya baha
Published yesterday (updated) 17/10/2014 10:42
Medical sources said Bahaa Samir Badir, 13, was shot in the chest after Israeli forces raided the village.
Badir was reportedly shot in the chest from close range, and suffered from severe bleeding shortly before dying at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.
Clashes broke out in the village of Beit Laqiya after news of Badir’s death spread.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said that Israeli forces “encountered an illegal riot in Beit Laqiya,” and “while they were exiting the village, rioters hurled Molotov cocktails at the forces.”
“They responded to the threat with live fire,” she said, adding: “Reports of a dead Palestinian are being reviewed. There will be military police investigation.”
She added that the Molotov cocktails had posed a “direct threat” to the lives of the soldiers.
The death of Bahaa brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank so far this year to 42, in addition to the nearly 2,200 Palestinians slain during Israel’s summer offensive across Gaza.
More than 4,300 Palestinians have also been injured by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank since the beginning of 2014, as well as more than 11,000 during the nearly two-month assault on Gaza.
The West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been under Israeli military occupation since 1967.