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ISM: Nov. 23 - Reports from Jenin and Nablus

1. Ten-Year Old Brahim Jalamni Shot and Killed in Jenin
2. Interview with a Palestinian Boy, aged 15
3. Mundane Life in and around Nablus

1. Ten-Year Old Brahim Jalamni Shot and Killed in Jenin

23 Nov 03

On the afternoon of November 22, at approximately 2:30 PM, Israeli military forces launched an incursion into east Jenin that resulted in the death of ten-year old Brahim Ahmed Ali Jalamni.

The Israeli incursion coincided with a pre-planned anti-Apartheid Wall demonstration in the Barta village region of the Jenin district that took ISM Jenin volunteers several kilometers away from the scene of Brahim's death.

From eyewitness accounts: Israeli bulldozers, jeeps, and armored personnel carriers arrived in east Jenin, and the bulldozers began destroying a forested region bordering the east side of Shakaria road. Upon arrival at this urban-rural interface where Palestinian homes stand amongst groves of trees, Israeli forces engaged Palestinian resistance fighters who were firing from a position to the west and above the Israeli forces.

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2. Interview with a Palestinian Boy, aged 15

Ben J.
23 Nov 03

This interview is with a kid I know who comes around to practice his English. He's a sweet, sweet kid, but a little nerdy. Anything in parentheses is me clarifying his English mistakes so you'll know what he meant. xxxxs are in place to protect his privacy.

What is your name? "Jihad xxxxxxxxxx"

How old are you? "Fifteen"

Where are you from? "xxxxxxxxx, a small village outside Jenin."
What do you do? "I am student, in a 10th grade. I love math and English."
When do you finish school? "3 more years, then go to university."
Do you enjoy school? "Yes, I do."
Why? "Because I will be in the future a doctor."

To read the full interview, please see:


3. Mundane Life in and around Nablus

23 Nov 03

2 nights ago the army came to Balata camp at around 2-2:30 AM. I awoke to the sound of sirens and thought I was in Asira listening to a new low in the army's presence there, declaring curfew. As my mind cleared and I remembered I was in Balata, I heard a loud explosion; everyone in the room heard it.

We wondered what it was, a house demolition? A tank shell? A bomb? Later after several hours wondering it turned out to be of Israeli military origin, maybe a grenade thrown in the street. Soldiers proceeded to shoot around the camp, throw sound grenades, switch on and off their sirens, shout over their loudspeakers, etc.

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