Nahed Abu Ziad Was Assasinated: ISM Witnesses
Gaza Strip: Assassination of Nahed Abu Ziad, and Water Wars
Today a Palestinian ISM activist travelling from Rafah to Gaza City witnessed the assassination of Nahed Abu Ziad, whom the Israelis suspect of being a leader of the Hamas organisation in Gaza. The activist watched as regular soldiers cut the road she was travelling on. Plain clothed assassins then fired into the car in front of hers, killing Abu Ziad and wounding the driver. Both Ziad's body and the wounded man were taken away by the Israelis.
The activist's account of the assassination differs from the official version of events, which claims that the Israeli's were trying to capture Mr. Ziad but that he died of his wounds in hospital.
Also today in Rafah water workers
were able to continue their repairs on the Tel e-Sultan
wells, which were demolished by the Israeli Army on January
30, with the help of 9 ISM activists (3UK, 4US, 1 Italian
and 1 French) who stood between the workers and Israeli
military towers from which soldiers regularly fire upon
Rafah Municipality water workers. Tomorrow, the activists
intend to sleep at the wells to protect the water workers'