Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Look up confimration bias. It applies heavily to you. Speaking as someone who had met Baseem on several occasions and has been to the Bil'in protests many times, Baseem was a peaceful man who did not support violence at the protests. He was one of the organisers and as such, targetted for assassination. I have seen him telling young residents of Bil'in that rock throwing even at armoured invaders with guns is counter-productive. He was always an advocate of memorable and peaceful protest. Once he ran up and down the lines flying a kite to demonstrate that the Palestinians are, like the jews, a people of passion and joy and happiness. These are the only generalisations worth making. I speak from first hand knowledge here. You do not You should hang your head in shame.