Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shooting the Donkey (as Old Woman Hides Behind it) - Israel's Open-Fire Policy

Al Faraheen, East of Khan Younis, The Gaza Strip, 7th April 2009

Palestinian farmers and human rights workers from the International Solidarity Movement come under fire from Israeli troops.

The farmers from Al Faraheen in the southern Gaza Strip are harvesting crops on Palestinian land in the "buffer zone". Israeli soldiers, as a matter of policy and from positions on their side of the Green Line, shoot at anyone within this area.

Typically their "warning shots" come dangerously close, and occassionally the intent is to kill or maim,