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A Reuters news agency photographer said Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio, was hit and shoved by soldiers near the village of Turmusiya.
Turmus Ayya is a Palestinian town located in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the West Bank. Its surrounding villages are Sinjil, Khirbet Abu Falah and the Israeli settlement of Shilo
One wonders if the minister threatened the armed forces with a gun or weapon or they just killed him for the sake of their policy of killing palestinians whatever level of government they represent.
"This is the terrorism of the occupation, this is a terrorist army, practicing its terrorism on the Palestinian people," he told the official Palestine TV. "We came to plant trees on Palestinian land, and they launch into an attack on us from the first moment. Nobody threw a single stone."
Israel is the terrorist nation in this conflict people need to take off their blinders and start seeing that.
headed a Palestinian Authority department dealing with Israeli settlements and the Israeli separation barrier
Abu Ein, who was convicted of killing two young Israelis in a bomb attack in 1979 and released as part of a prisoner swap in 1985, was a vocal opponent of Israel's settlement building in the West Bank, which Palestinians want as part of an independent state together with Gaza and East Jerusalem.
Here's a little background from Reuters
Abu Ein, who was convicted of killing two young Israelis in a bomb attack in 1979 and released as part of a prisoner swap in 1985,
I hadn't intended to smear the guy, I just noticed that snippet in the Reuters article
From that alone it seems he wasn't any kind of saint and it illustrated what side he was on, but I was unaware of his true savageness.
I'm not going to lose some sleep over how a murdering . . ., er I mean a peaceful tree planting protestor, was treated by Israeli Troops. It sounds to me like he got off pretty easy considering.
originally posted by: gortex
The day the UN or US stand up and tell it like it is will be a day of celebration , if meaningful sanctions are imposed on Russia for their actions how can it be Israel are only ever subject to meaningless resolutions.
The inaction of the international community to the flagrant breaches of international law is in itself a crime against humanity.
Palestinians are subjected to the inevitable brutality that comes with occupation and they are subject to racist laws that are designed to discriminate against them, to disenfranchise them, to take away their land and eventually get them to surrender completely or leave or die.”
The real cowards are European leaders and their governments.