teargas canister = bullet

The same kind of high-velocity missile-shaped tear gas canister that was used to shoot my friend Tristan was used to kill a 29 year old Palestinian demonstrator.

Once again the Israeli military will issue a statement claiming that it will “investigate the incident,” and once again a soldier who shot an unarmed civilian will go unpunished for using a crowd dispersal device as a gun.

(Tristan remains in critical condition, and the full extent of his head injuries are still unknown.)

clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

Teargas canister shot kills Palestinian demonstrator
A Palestinian demonstrator was killed today when he was hit by a teargas canister fired by Israeli forces during a weekly demonstration against the West Bank barrier.
Bassem Abu Rahmeh, 29, was hit in the chest by a high-velocity gas canister during the protest in Bil’in. For the past four years Bil’in has been the scene of a weekly demonstration against the barrier, which cuts the village off from a large slice of its farmland.
Activists opposed to the barrier said he was the 18th person to die since 2004 during demonstrations near or against the barrier or attempts to cut through the fence. An American protester, Tristan Anderson, was severely injured in the nearby village of Nilin last month when he was hit by a similar teargas canister fired by Israeli forces.
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