‘As it happened …’ report

by ray goodlass

No class today because Bethlehem is on strike and we are in mourning because during a raid on the Daisha Refugee Camp (also in Bethlehem) early this morning Israeli soldiers used live ammunition when firing on a group of stone throwing children, causing the death of 15 year old Arkan Thaer Mezher.

I’ve decided to dedicate our production of ‘As it happened, 5 micro plays of the ongoing Palestinian Nakba’ to his memory. He is yet another Palestinian martyr.

The full report of the atrocity, from the Ma’an News Agency, follows:

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A 15-year-old Palestinian child was killed while dozens of others were wounded by Israeli forces during violent clashes in the Dheisheh refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem predawn Monday.

According to local sources, large numbers of Israeli forces raided the Dheisheh refugee camp, causing clashes to break out among Palestinian youths and Israeli forces.
Sources added that the Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at the Palestinian youths, killing a 15-year-old Palestinian child who was identified as Arkan Thaer Mezher.
Dozens of others were reported to have suffered from suffocation.
The Israeli army said in a statement that it will hold an internal investigation into the death of the Palestinian child.
Oh yeah? How often have they said this and either done nothing or acquitted the guilty party? And of course, what use is an ‘internal’ investigation? Such atrocities should be tried in the full open public court system.