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Activist Tommy Donnellan shot while filming in Palestine

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Wednesday May 22, 2013 06:48author by wageslave

Well respected activist and contributor to indymedia was shot and injured by the Israeli military while filming a protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank in Palestine on good Friday. He is ok but sustained a nasty injury to his arm.

Good Friday, Irish cameraman Tommy Donnellen was shot in the arm by the Israeli military while filming a protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. Mr. Donnellan, who is from the Roscommon border, near Ballinasloe travelled to the West Bank last month. Today he sustained a wound from a rubber-coated steel bullet which punctured his upper right arm.

Speaking from Nabi Saleh, Tommy Donnellan said: “I was filming the protest when suddenly I was shot in the arm by a rubber-coated steel bullet, fired by an Israeli soldier from about forty feet away. I think I was deliberately targeted as a journalist as my video camera was plainly visible, and there was no stone throwing going on anywhere near me. After being hit I remonstrated with the soldier who fired on me. He then went back down on onto his knee adopting a firing position; luckily I was able to run to the cover of a nearby wall.”

Mr. Donnellan also said that: “It’s important to stress that while today I was hit, Palestinians are injured by these bullets almost every day. Many are also killed by these so-called non-lethal weapons, while the international community looks on and does absolutely nothing.”

On behalf of all at indymedia, I would like to wish Tommy all the best and hope he has no lasting effects from the injury.

full story here:
http://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/irish-cameraman-shot-...riday

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author by Turingpublication date Wed May 22, 2013 10:24author address author phone

Latest from Tommy. You can't keep him down, hes's an inspiration.

Mustafa Abu Rahmah milk's his sheep in the fields, boils it up and when it's cool we drink it all. In such moments, life in Bil'in is very sweet indeed, a way of life that's close to the earth and which has vanished in Ireland. I'll miss Bil'in very much when I have to return home.

Caption: Part 1: Life in Bil


author by Turingpublication date Wed May 22, 2013 10:31author address author phone

Tommy again.

Vice President of Barcelona FC; Javier Faus pays a secretive visit to Bil'in on account of a strong protest in Bil'in in which 11 Barcelona soccer jerseys were torched, on razor wire at the Apartheid Wall, in disgust at the club's forthcoming exhibition game in Israel. Here he is on a walkabout at the Wall with Emad Burnat of 5 Broken Cameras fame and his Barcelona wearing jersey sons . His purpose for the visit is still unclear, but let's hope it's positive and not a cynical PR exercise.?.

Vice President of Barcelona FC; Javier Faus pays a secretive visit to Bil'in
Vice President of Barcelona FC; Javier Faus pays a secretive visit to Bil'in

author by Mary Kellypublication date Wed May 22, 2013 13:02author address author phone

Tommy with your great work. Take good care, thanks for posting that beautiful video.

author by Death to the MeKonpublication date Wed May 22, 2013 17:55author address author phone

Israel renews administrative detention of 11 Palestinians
http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/6075-...nians
MEMO | May 21, 2013

Al-Tadamun human rights organisation said on Tuesday that the Israeli occupation has renewed the administrative detention of 11 Palestinians, including a former hunger striker and two Palestinian lawmakers.

The administrative detention order against Samer al-Barq, 39, from Jayous village in Qalqilya was renewed for six months. Al-Barq went on a hunger strike in April 2012 for 120 days. On November 23, 2012, he ended his hunger strike after he was promised he would be released and deported to Egypt.

With the renewal of the order against al-Barq’s, Al-Tadamun advocate, Osama Maqboul, accused the Israeli occupation of breaching pledges of release and deportation. Others whose administrative detention orders have been renewed include members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Mahmoud al-Ramahi and Basim al-Za’areer. Both were detained at November, 2012.

The Israeli occupation renewed the administrative detention of another eight Palestinians from various cities and villages across the occupied West Bank. Many Palestinian prisoners have recently gone on hunger strike in protest against administrative detention which is a military detention order issued on no apparent basis.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian prisoner from Gaza, Ashraf al-Sabbah, announced the beginning of his hunger strike in protest at the poor health conditions he must endure as a result of the Israeli prison services’ refusal to give him proper medication.

author by Death to the MeKonpublication date Wed May 22, 2013 18:14author address author phone

“No-one can explain to me why” - http://palsolidarity.org/2013/05/no-one-can-explain-to-...-why/

International Solidarity Movement | May 22, 2013

author by Death to the MeKonpublication date Wed May 22, 2013 18:17author address author phone

[Armed and Dangerous Zio-Nazi Murder-Gangs] shoot 12-year-old child in West Bank - http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/israeli-troops-sho...-bank



author by Death to the MeKonpublication date Wed May 22, 2013 18:23author address author phone

[Zio-Nazis] STILL destroying Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem - http://maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=597708

Ma’an - 21/05/2013



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Racist State-sponsored Zio-Nazi Land-Theives severely beat handicapped Non-Jewish boy near Hebron - http://maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=597645

Ma’an – May 21, 2013



author by Death to the MeKonpublication date Thu May 23, 2013 12:37author address author phone

The Zio-Nazi that cried "Wolf!" - apparently too stupid or too ignorant to realise that he and his fellow Zio-Nazi friends ARE the Wolf

British guilty of disguised anti-Semitism, says Zio-Nazi minister - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/is....html
Robert Tait, Telegraph, May 22 2013

JERUSALEM – In frank comments on the eve of a visit to the Holy Land (sic – RB) by British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Israel’s intelligence and strategic affairs minister Yuval Steinitz suggested to the Daily Telegraph that there were growing British “animosities” towards his country, taking the form of hostile media coverage, “incitement” and boycott campaigns, and intimated that a less friendly attitude may be being reflected in official Britsh policy. He also issued a warning to Hague and other Western statesman against lecturing Israel about Jewish settlement building in the West Bank, which the Foreign Secretary has repeatedly condemned. Asked if Britain was still a “friend of Israel”, Steinitz replied:


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