The eldest casualty: The story of Said Ali, 89, killed by the IDF
Ali, who lived through British, Jordanian and Israeli rule over this land, died last week of asphyxiation from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers.
As far as is known, he was the oldest Palestinian to be killed by the Israel Defense Forces. Born in 1925, almost 89 years old, he was from the generation of people like Shimon Peres and Ariel Sharon, a native son from the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus. Said Ali, who lived through British, Jordanian and Israeli rule over this land, died on a mattress on the floor of his home in the...
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