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Some Are 'More Chosen' Than Others: Israeli Military Shoots

Post by Panache » 04-24-2007 10:40 AM

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Israeli Military Shoots Nobel Peace Laureate

MAIREAD CORRIGAN MAGUIRE, mairead.home@btinternet.com

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Maguire said today: "I was invited with
my friend to attend a nonviolent conference in Bilin, a village outside
Ramallah [in the West Bank], and to give a talk there, which I did. At
the end of the conference, we were invited to participate in a
nonviolent demonstration with some of the Palestinian members of
parliament and Israeli peace activists and local villagers and
international visitors.

"We walked along to try to walk up toward the separation wall, and
it was a totally nonviolent protest. And we were viciously attacked by
the Israeli military. They threw gas canisters into the peace walkers,
and they also fired rubber-covered steel bullets.

"As I tried to move back and help a French lady, I was shot in the
leg with a rubber-covered steel bullet, and the young Israeli soldier
who shot me was only 20 meters from me. I was stunned by it, and then
later on, after having some treatment by the ambulance medics, I went
back down to the front line with the peace activists, and we were again
showered with gas. I was overcome and had a severe nosebleed and had to
be taken by stretcher to the ambulance and treated.

"And I witnessed there ... an old Palestinian man with blood on his
face. These were over 25 unarmed peace people who had been viciously
attacked by the Israeli military. And it was a completely peaceful
protest. It was absolutely unbelievable. I never in all my years of
activism witnessed anything so vicious as from the Israeli military."

The shooting of Maguire took place on Friday, April 20; she is now
back in Ireland and available for interviews. For more information, see
the following web pages:

http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2007/ ... n-protest,
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82119,
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl? ... 23/1350224


ANA NOGUEIRA, ana@riseup.net

Nogueira is an independent documentary filmmaker who has footage of
Maguire being shot. Footage is expected to be available later today at
http://www.imemc.org -- the web page of the International Middle East
Media Center.


GEORGE N. RISHMAWI, george@imemc.org, [url]http://www.pcr.ps,[/url]
http://www.imemc.org

Rishmawi, based in Bethlehem, is executive director of the
International Middle East Media Center as well as the Palestinian Center
for Rapprochement between People and was covering the conference Maguire
was attending.


CLIFF KINDY, kindy@cpt.org, http://cpt.org

Kindy has worked as a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in
both the West Bank and Iraq. He said today: "Walls ought to be built
only when people on both sides agree to it; not when someone else is
making the decisions. The wall in the West Bank -- which Israel is
imposing on the Palestinians with U.S. support -- is breeding more chaos
and is helping in the robbery of Palestinian land, contrary to
international law. What's needed are bridges, like when former Israeli
and Palestinian fighters meet together to recognize their commonality.

"Now the U.S. government wants to build a wall in Iraq too, but the
Iraqis don't want that. There too, what's needed are bridges, like when
Shia Muslims gave blood when the largely Sunni city of Fallujah was
attacked."
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Post by majda » 04-24-2007 02:29 PM

Very sad to read this. Some are indeed 'more chosen' than others! :(

Yes...bridges not walls. Talking...not bullets.
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Post by Biker » 04-24-2007 04:13 PM

Israel will get away with it because Israel can pretty much act with impunity due to our unflinching support.
Sickening, really...

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Post by gpshealy » 04-26-2007 12:40 PM

How great and dare I say predictable . . . The guy with the swastika inside of the star of David puts a negative story about Israel. Most of the time I refuse to equate antisemitism with opposing the policies of Israel, but you have dismissed my concerns with this offensive avatar. :mad:

Of course, the story he posted was only from the view of one person. Did the story interview any Israelis or members of the IDF? No. Moreover, the title of the post is a bit dramatic for someone who has only been shot by a rubber bullet.

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