Nevertheless, Israel seems dissatisfied with that killing rate, because the inglorious Israeli occupation forces have increased it in early 2011. A quick run-through of those Palestinian human beings already killed in the long first week of 2011.
- Jawah Abu Rahma, 36-year old, sister of a nonviolent demonstrator murdered by Israel in 2008, dies of inhalation of concentrated tear gas at an unarmed demonstration.
- Mahmoud Mohammed Dharagma, age 21, shot and killed at Israeli checkpoint inside occupied West Bank for holding a glass bottle, even after being shot in the leg as a warning and the soldiers saw he was unarmed.
- Anas Saleh, 20-year old in critical condition due to liver disease, refused exit from open-air Gaza concentration camp in order to seek medical treatment.
- Hebron resident Amr Al Qawasme, age 66, murdered by Israeli commandos while unarmed in his bed at dawn. Army got the wrong guy, “regrets” the incident.
- Two alleged militants are shot and killed for moving too close to Israel’s no-go zone along Gaza prison fence.
- At the same checkpoint at which Dharagma was killed, another Palestinian man was shot and killed two days later for allegedly carrying a pipe bomb.
- 65-year old farmer, Shaban Qarmout, shot and killed by Israelis enforcing the 2km “no-go” perimeter inside Gaza prison walls.
That’s eight murdered Palestinians and we are only on January 10th. Seems like the 0.5 Palestinian killing rate per day (sans Cast Lead) didn’t convey the right message about Israeli deterrence to Palestinians protesting nonviolently land theft, to Palestinians sleeping in their beds, to Palestinians farming their land, and, yes, to Palestinians (allegedly) militarily resisting a brutal 44 year old military occupation.