woensdag 13 januari 2016

December 2015: maandoverzicht


The daughter of Mahdia Hammad, shot dead by Israeli Border Police the day before, mourns during her mother’s funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad on 26 December. The police riddled the body of the 40-year-old mother of four with 17 bullets, claiming she had attempted to attack them with her car. But her husband said Hammad was rushing home to feed their baby when she was slain.
Shadi Hatem APA images

The Month in Pictures: December 2015

The month of December closed out a year in which the West Bank traded places with the Gaza Strip as the primary arena of deadly confrontation between Palestinians and the Israeli occupation army.
Dozens of Palestinians were killed this month, mostly in the West Bank, during an ongoing wave of violence that began in October, provoked by Israel’s unchecked assaults and incursions in occupied East Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.
As noted by the United Nations monitoring group OCHA, the epicenter of that violence soon moved to Hebron, another West Bank city where Israel expands its settlements in the heart of Palestinian neighborhoods. Confrontations have since spread throughout the West Bank where for decades Israel has imposed a belligerent military occupation to expand its settler-colonial enterprise.
More than 140 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza were slain by Israeli settlers and soldiers in the past three months, including 29 children. At least 20 Israelis were killed by Palestinians or by unintentional police fire during attacks in that same period.
A US citizen volunteering in an Israeli settlement was also slain by a Palestinian attacker, as was an Eritrean refugee who was shot and beaten by an Israeli mob after the fatal shooting of a soldier at a bus station. The refugee was an innocent bystander and his assault, like many of the incidents in which Palestinians were killed, was recorded on video.

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https://electronicintifada.net/content/month-pictures-december-2015/15136

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