Most of the time, we post messages/videos/photos from Gaza, but many of us who have advocated for the rights of the occupied Palestinians in Gaza also have been in the occupied West Bank and have seen the brutality and mendacity of the Israeli Occupying Forces.

We must never forget, all of us who are working for justice in Gaza, that justice for the Palestinians means Gaza, occupied West Bank and Jerusalem and all of the Palestinians in the diaspora deserve better than gas grenades in the chest. They deserve to have their human and civil rights just like any other people, and they have been denied those rights for 61 years.

In this video tape, Bassem Aburahma (nick-named ElFeel, the elephant, for he was always thought of as a giant among his peers) is seen pleading with Israeli soldiers to wait...wait... (saying Raiga in Hebrew) as Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals protested the land confiscation and building of the apartheid fence on vilage land.

The soldiers then shoot Bassem point blank with a high velocity gas grenade which kills him within five minutes. The white-haired man protesting to the Israeli military thugs is also Israeli, outraged at what his own country is doing to the Palestinians. Although the dialogue is in Arabic and Hebrew, you don't need much translation to be appalled.

Greta Berlin
Media Team
Free Gaza Movement