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Israeli shelling on Khan Younis kills 4
2 Palestinians shot dead at Nakba rally
Published Thursday 15/05/2014 (updated) 20/05/2014 10:00
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Protesters help Nadim Nuwarah after he was shot. (Samer Nazzal)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers Thursday during a protest rally marking the 66th anniversary of the Nakba west of Ramallah in the central West Bank.

Medical sources identified the victims as 15-year-old Muhammad Audah Abu al-Thahir from the Ramallah-area village of Abu Shukheidim and 17-year-old Nadim Siyam Nuwarah from al-Mazraa al-Qibliyya village in Ramallah district.

The victims, according to medical sources, were shot by live ammunition in the chest. Their bodies were evacuated to Ramallah Medical Complex.

Medics said three teenagers were also injured by live bullets. One was struck in the chest, one in the foot, and one in the leg. Doctors say they are in stable condition.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not return calls.

Participants in the rally near Ofer detention center said they also wanted to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held without trial who have been on hunger strike for 22 days.

Palestinians across the occupied territories and elsewhere were commemorating the Nakba, or catastrophe, of the founding of the State of Israel on Thursday.

During the Nakba, more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number more than 5 million with their descendants -- fled or were driven from their homes in 1948.







Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Muhammad Audah Abu al-Thahir was 22. But Dr. Samir Saliba, head of the emergency department at Ramallah Hospital, told Ma'an in the aftermath of the shooting that he was 15.
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1 ) Bethlehem Girl / USA
15/05/2014 19:04
Israel sets itself for destruction. It is coming from within

2 ) Rondo Mondo / Canada
15/05/2014 20:27
Maan News should call this what it was. It was a violent riot involving 150 Palestinians. Two Palestinians suffered the consequences of their violent acts.

3 ) Tami M / IL
15/05/2014 20:58
Today I'm sure that the comparison between Hitler and Jews has been confirmed.the only difference is,hitler had murdered many Jews quickly (the genocide) the Jews murdering the Palestinians slowly (the slow genocide)

4 ) @ Tami-3 / 4 Truths
15/05/2014 22:24
There Are Four Reasons YOUR "COMPARISON between Hitler and Jews" MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL: -1- Jews did NOT Terrorized Germans, like Palestinians Terrorize Jews. -2- Jews did NOT join Invasion forces intending to destroy Germany, like Palestinians Invaded Israel. -3- Jews did NOT throw stones at German soldiers, like Palestinians attacked the soldiers that shot them, and -4- Jews NEVER built Nazi-like Death Camps for Palestinians, nor killed even 100s, except in self-defense !!!!

5 ) Jenna 'barbie' pink / England
15/05/2014 22:53
Shame on you israel...disgusting...on the 66th anniversary you kill more innocent blood!?? You all have God/Allah to answer too! 66 years of apartheid...ethnic cleaaning...ofcourse Palestinians will protest, wouldnt you in you country?? ofcourse you would!

6 ) JoeFattal / USA
15/05/2014 23:18
If the Palestinians were armed to fight back Israel, the situation on the ground would have been different. Unless Israel will use its air-force and blow up their own city as Assad did while trying to kill the uprising. And Israel ought to thank and appreciate the PA for not encouraging such move. Of course with more casualties on both sides, but the situation would have turned in favor of the Palestinians. Israel is lucky, and maybe pushing their luck too much.

7 ) Simple / Lesson
15/05/2014 23:51
Very simple lesson: do not throw stones and bottles into solders and you will be alive. but Palestinian can not learn that simple lesson.

8 ) Colin Wright / USA
16/05/2014 00:39
To Rondo Mondo #2: 'Maan News should call this what it was. It was a violent riot involving 150 Palestinians. Two Palestinians suffered the consequences of their violent acts.' I'm not sure what your source is -- but just for the sake of argument, let's assume they were throwing rocks. How many Jews has the IDF shot dead for throwing rocks?

9 ) jabe7 / Canada
16/05/2014 01:08
Rondo Mondo, your attempt at justifying this implicates you in the murder of these two young Palestinians. In fact, those of you who continue to justify the criminality of Israel's inhumane treatment of the Palestinians are also complicit.

10 ) Mel / USA
16/05/2014 01:44
Stones!Slings!Voices!Relatively unarmed groups of humans protesting illegal military Occupation of Muslim &Christian Palestinians for 67yrs by Zionism's racist hatred of all "others" Jews.Live ammo straight to the head,chest,limbs & into pregnant womens' wombs('1 shot 2 kills',missiles/bombs into non--white homes killing whole families &babies.How do you like our PATRONEES Obama? Remind you of Selma Alabama?Apartheid,slavery,etc etc?
But because JEWS do it,it's fine?'What comes around,goes...'

11 ) Joe Hill / Belgium
16/05/2014 02:13
Tami you are going a long way in the the right direction. Rondo, occupation is violence and you have the right to defend yourself. What means do the Palestinians have to defend themselves. Don't tell the story the other way around.

12 ) Dwayne / USA
16/05/2014 08:30
If someone violently enters my home, they're dead. The Israeli occupation is a violent act. The only way to deal with invaders is to kill them. Mongol, Viking, Conquistador, or Jew. Justice and Truth are blind to creed or nationality.

13 ) Eyad Mustafa / Palestine
16/05/2014 09:31
This two young men died yesterday in Palestine .. been shooting them by Israeli soldiers ......watched the final moments ..! This is the state of Palestine ... the martyrs and the righteous!

14 ) Tom / USA
16/05/2014 20:24
Maan should call this by its name. Israeli soldiers killed two UNARMED Palestinians during demonstrations against Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity. Why aren't Israelis, en mass, demonstrating against the degradation that the state of isreal heaps on the word "Jewish"?

15 ) GUH / USA
16/05/2014 23:27
If you watch the video of the incident (the video which appears even on Israeli websites), you'll see that the shooting by Israeli troops PRECEDED stone throwing, and in either case, the Palestinians demonstrated on their own land (Ramallah) and the deaths were another act of murder and persecution.

16 ) Robert / US
17/05/2014 10:11
#14 good one Tom.

17 ) Lee. / Ireland
17/06/2014 00:48
What parent allows their 15year old son to go to a Public meeting knowing that it always turns into a riot. When will the P.A. preach 'peace' and not continual hatred it is in the schools, papers, T.V. and does nothing more than stirs up these young men to carry out breaches of the peace which in turn encourages the Israelis to respond. No riot, no retaliation simple.
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