[News] Palestine - Three More Martyrs as Nakba Continues

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Fri May 16 11:12:55 EDT 2014


  Three More Martyrs as Nakba Continues

author Friday May 16, 2014 16:58author by International Solidarity Movement
http://www.imemc.org/article/67822


In commemoration of the 66th annual Nakba day, hundreds of Palestinian 
youth from the Ramallah district moved against Israeli soldiers outside 
of Ofer prison in Beitunya. Soldiers retaliated with tear gas, live 
ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets. During the clashes, soldiers 
killed two demonstrators, aged seventeen and twenty-two.

/16th May 2014 | International Women's Peace Service | Occupied Palestine/

The first, who was shot in the chest, died in hospital, while the 
second, who was shot in the abdomen, died in the ambulance. An 
additional twenty four Palestinian protesters were shot with live 
ammunition and rubber bullets during the confrontation, and two victims 
are currently hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Ramallah Public 
Hospital. Over ten youth have also recieved medical attention for 
excessive tear gas inhalation.

Nakba day is the annual commemoration of the eight hundred thousand 
Palestinians who were forced out of their homes in Historic Palestine 
during the War of 1948. "Nakba", which is the arabic word for 
catastrophe, is also used to describe the situation of Palestinians at 
the hands of the Israeli occupiers. At the heart of the catastrophe are 
the five million Palestinians currently living as refugees, the largest 
refugee population in the world.

Demonstrators chose Ofer prison as the site of their demonstration 
today, because five hundred Palestinian political prisoners are 
currently jailed there. Forty detainees in Ofer are currently on hunger 
strike to protest the Israeli practice of administrative detention, or 
imprisonment without formal charges.

In addition to the young men who were killed in Ofer, another 
Palestinian from Jalazoon Camp was killed by Israelis today. Details are 
unconfirmed.

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