The Israeli army seems to have adopted the practice of using tear gas canisters, which are meant to be shot into the air and fall a few hundred meters away, directly against non-violent demonstrators at close range.
Just a few weeks ago, Tristan Anderson was shot at close range in the head with a tear gas canister in Ni’lin. His skull was shattered by the canister, and part of his frontal lobe was removed.
Today, Basem Ibrahim Abu Rahmeh was killed in Bil’in when a tear gas canister was shot directly into his chest as he carried a Palestinian flag in the weekly demonstration against the Apartheid Wall.
The image shows tear gas containers collected from a Bil’in demonstration in 2007. The metal canisters are shot into the air and are meant to be used a long range, while the black containers are meant to be thrown by hand at close range.Filed Under apartheid wall, Emily, israel, palestine