World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


A Fourth Victim Of The Israeli Army In Biddu

A Fourth Victim Of The Israeli Army In Biddu

21 years-old Mohamed Saleh Bedwan died this morning in Ramallah hospital after 6 days on life support.

[Biddu, NW Jerusalem] Mohamed Saleh Bedwan who was shot in the head by the Israeli Army last week during the demonstration against the Apartheid Wall in Biddu passed away this morning. He has been on life support since February 26, 2004 in Ramallah hospital. The funeral are scheduled at noon today, at the mosque of Biddu and villagers from surrounding area and Internationals will join to show solidarity with the family. He is the fourth victim of the military repression of the demonstration, following Zacharia Mahmoud, Mohamed Rayan and Abu Nabil Abu Eid.

Biddu villagers' along with other villages, were heading to At-Tira, another village of the northwestern cluster of Jerusalem, to prevent the bulldozers from destroying more farmlands due to the construction of the Wall. The nonviolent demonstration was called off after the announce of the passing away of the 21-year-old boy.

The Israeli army launched the work around the Wall in At-Tira yesterday, March 02, 2004, only 2 days after the Israeli Supreme Court issued an order to cease work for seven days on all sites where bulldozers worked last week in the Biddu, Beit Surik region. At-Tira is not among the villages concerned by the decision of the Supreme Court. Therefore, community leaders asked for surrounding villages support and an international presence in the village yesterday as they expected bulldozers to start working anytime soon.

Today, the villagers will mourn their dead while the bulldozers of the Israeli Army will continue destroying more Palestinian farmlands to build the Wall of Apartheid in the northwestern region of Jerusalem.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news