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Israel kills another peace activist

American Peace Activist Shot in West Bank
from the NY Times...

American Peace Activist Shot in West Bank
Sat Apr 5, 2:51 PM ET Add Top Stories - AP to My Yahoo!



JERUSALEM - An American peace activist working as a human shield in the West Bank was seriously wounded on Saturday when Israeli troops allegedly opened fire on him.



Brian Avery, 24, from Albuquerque, N.M., heard shots fired and came out of his apartment building in Jenin to investigate just as an armored personnel carrier rounded a corner, said Tobias Karlsson, a fellow activist from Sweden.


Both Avery and Karlsson are members of the Palestinian-backed group International Solidarity Movement.


"We had our hands up and we were wearing vests that clearly identified us as international workers when they began firing," Tobias said. "Brian was shot in the face, and it looks like he was hit by a heavy caliber bullet because of the extent of the wound."


Avery was taken to a Jenin hospital but will be transferred to an Israeli hospital. There was no immediate comment from the army.


Tobias said he, Avery and a Palestinian medical worker not with the group were approached slowly by the troops and stood with their hands up for about 10 minutes. There was no communication with the soldiers, who Tobias says fired unprovoked.


Avery was semiconscious when taken in the ambulance, Tobias said. There were few Palestinians on the streets Saturday because of a curfew Israeli troops were enforcing.


Another American member of the group was killed on March 16 while trying to stop an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites). She fell in front of the machine, which ran over her and then backed up, witnesses said.


Israeli officials are still investigating the bulldozer incident that killed 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, a student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.
Not True Rachel Corrie"Fell" See Photos/Vid 05.Apr.2003 16:16

She was Murdered

I've seen many photos, and some video, of Rachel Corrie approaching bulldozer, talking to driver, orange red vest, bullhorn.

She then kneels down between herself and the house. The driver approaches methodically and doesn't slow.

If she stumbles at she attempts to flee, at the last second before driver runs over her, this is still murder.

Was it an accident? Consider that same bulldozer and driver returned days later to disrupt Rachel Corrie funeral and to flatten her grave.

Beware Nazi/Zionist disinformation.

if we'd made more of a fuss about Rachel... 05.Apr.2003 16:22

Gen. Sharon

There was surprisingly little protest about Rachel Corrie's murder outside of Oly,N.Y.C & the WestBank.The I.D.F seems to feel like they got away with it.By directly attacking peace workers the Israeli gov may be hoping to scare their colleages away.If we don't make enough of a fuss that strategy may yet suceed. Call congress,organise, write letters to newspapers etc. o

if we'd made more of a fuss about Rachel... 05.Apr.2003 16:25

Gen. Sharon

There was surprisingly little protest about Rachel Corrie's murder outside of Oly,N.Y.C & the WestBank.The I.D.F seems to feel like they got away with it.By directly attacking peace workers the Israeli gov may be hoping to scare their colleages away.If we don't make enough of a fuss that strategy may yet suceed. Call congress,organise, write letters to newspapers etc. o

I hate to quibble but... 05.Apr.2003 17:46

gerry

The posted article clearly states that Brian Avery was seriously wounded, not killed. Not that it makes a huge difference vis a vis the actions of the Israeli military, but it's disingenuous to claim otherwise. Let's hold ourselves to a higher journalistic standard than that of the mainstream press.

anti-goyitism and the cult of the chosen ones 06.Apr.2003 01:37

Hot Potatoes

(Fleischer and Powell discuss Israeli involvement in 911
-70K extract from Carl Cameron's censored report)

listen to the report, bitch.
anti-goyitism and the cult of the chosen ones
anti-goyitism and the cult of the chosen ones

So what!? 06.Apr.2003 09:30

gerry

What the hell is the clip supposed to mean? There's no context. Are you saying that Colin Powell is suggesting that Israel was behind 9/11? That seems to be your claim. Gee, and you think we would have heard about that. There's nothing in the clip that leads to that conclusion. Maybe it proves instead that the now DELETED post you were responding to-- namely about anti-Semitism on Indymedia-- has more validity than I would have thought. This site is getting pretty ugly.

Context for Clip 06.Apr.2003 09:59

Tom

Check out the 9-1-1 files at Justin Raimondo's antiwar.com site.

 http://antiwar.com/israelfiles2.html

Whatever the Israelis were doing around the time of WTC bombings was not altogther innocent, nor in the best interests of the United States citizens. It has largely been suppressed, but continues to exist in the Memory Hole.

Very important to distinguish between Jews as a religion and a culture, and the Israeli government.

One is not anti-semitic to be opposed to Israeli government policies.