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I am concerned about the health and welfare of an acquaintance (Tristan), from the Bay Area, who was, on March 13th, 2009, in an area of conflict around the West Bank Wall, was shot at, and hit in the head by IDF for protesting in the West Bank

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US demonstrator critically injured at West Bank protest | Israel | Jerusalem Post" http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1236764180001&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

"Oakland man critically wounded in clash with Israeli military" http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_11907109

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An American demonstrator was critically wounded near Nil'in on Friday, during a clash between protesters and IDF troops over the West Bank security barrier." http://palsolidarity.org/2009/03/5324



changed from: "I am concerned about an acquaintance (Tristan) who was just shot in the head by IDF for protesting in the West Bank
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US demonstrator critically injured at West Bank protest | Israel | Jerusalem Post"

An American demonstrator was critically wounded near Nil'in on Friday, during a clash between protesters and IDF troops over the West Bank security barrier. http://palsolidarity.org/2009/03/5324"

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eyelid
Mar. 13th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
um... don't you think "shot in the head" is kind of misleading? Like, deliberately misleading, maybe?

He was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. Not shot with a bullet.

"Shot in the head" implies that the IDF opened fire on protesters, which did not happen.

Also, isn't "shot in the head for protesting" also deliberately misleading? The IDF used tear gas on protestors, not because the protestors were protesting, but because the protestors were throwing rocks at the IDF (rock throwing is, of course, illegal, and not tolerated in peaceful protests).

If you've got to stretch the truth to make your side sound good, maybe some rethinking is in order...?

Edited at 2009-03-13 10:43 pm (UTC)
rkmlai
Mar. 14th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Sounds good
Thank you. After seeing the video (at http://palsolidarity.org/2009/03/5324 ), he seemingly was engaged in a conflict. I will change the text that I posted just after hearing he was shot. I am still very concerned about his health and welfare.

Edited at 2009-03-14 08:06 pm (UTC)
eyelid
Mar. 16th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Re: Sounds good
I am concerned too - I hope he recovers. It doesn't sound good :(

I do still think "was shot at" implies gunfire, especially since you didn't mention anywhere that he was actually hit with a tear gas canister.


Edited at 2009-03-16 02:28 am (UTC)
nahele_101
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Fucking IDF.

Apartheid paid for with 'merikan tax dollars.

Gotta love it. Especially when the wingnuts flipped out about Hillary saying the U.S was going to give $900M to the Gaza Strip to restore critical infrastructure.

Asshats. All of them.
eyelid
Mar. 16th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
I don't think you have to be a wingnut to be upset about pouring another $900 million into Gaza, particularly since 1) we've got enough economic troubles ourselves right now and 2) all the money we've given to the Palestinians in the past got embezzled by the Palestinian leadership.
nahele_101
Mar. 16th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
If you are willing to address the BILLIONs of tax payer dollars we give to Israel, you might have an argument there.

$900 Million is a drop in the bucket of what the Israel government has taken from us and used to build up a substantial army which continues to ignore human rights.

eyelid
Mar. 16th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
If you don't approve of supporting Israel, the answer is to cut that funding, not to pour a billion in taxpayer money into the pockets of corrupt Palestinian officials. If more than a tiny fraction of that money actually reaches the people of Gaza, it'll be a complete break with the entire past.
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