Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More Bad News

I've been falling behind a bit and hope to write some more about the CPT delegation soon. In the meantime, there are some updates about things I posted already.

Another Palestinian boy was killed in Ni'ilin. Yousif Amira, 17, died Sunday after being hit in the head with two rubber bullets at the funeral for Ahmed Musa (the 10-year-old who was killed) on July 30. Democracy Now aired an interview about the deaths.

As for Musa, Ha'aretz now reports that, according to eyewitnesses, the boy was shot as he went to retrieve a shoe that had been lost in a scuffle earlier in the day. An autopsy showed he was shot in the forehead at close range, Palestinian officials say.

Also, I learned last week that my friend Omar Qassis's administrative detention has been renewed. He is just one of about 730 Palestinians being held in Israeli jails without charge.

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