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The News That Escapes Our Attention

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It’s another Saturday morning and here are the routine sort of headlines the reader finds on Palestinian news sites:

* In protests against the settlements on Friday, 411 people were wounded in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces south of Nablus [to which the reader supplements: And the continued organized and armed robbery of land in the West Bank] in the villages of Beita and Qusra. According to the Red Crescent, 23 people were wounded by live fire (one was hit in the chest and his condition is moderate); 260 people choked on tear gas; 70 were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets; and another 58 were injured by a fall or were burned [to which the reader concludes: The protesters fell while fleeing from the shooting soldiers. And the burns? Apparently from fires in the thistle fields and orchards that were ignited by tear gas and stun grenades fired by soldiers, or from burning tires lit by Palestinians].

* A kidney and the spleen were removed from an 18-year-old from Silwan in occupied Jerusalem after he was wounded by the occupation forces on Friday. Harbi al-Rajabi was on his way to pray at the mosque when the occupation forces raided a street in the neighborhood of Bir Ayub. They shot live fire in all directions and hit him in the back. The young man was rushed to Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem and immediately........

© Haaretz

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