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Monday, October 2, 2000
LAW:14 Dead on the Fourth Day (+ IMRA note)

[IMRA: LAW has a unique definition of "protesters" - its own list below
includes "a member of Palestinian intelligence" and two identified as
members "of national security forces".LAW:14 Dead on the Fourth Day (+ IMRA note)

[IMRA: LAW has a unique definition of "protesters" - its own list below
includes "a member of Palestinian intelligence" and two identified as
members "of national security forces". No doubt others are Fatah Tanzim
(Fatah forces). They also identify as "civilian buildings" "National
Security Forces building". LAW and others have attempted to give the
impression the IDF is determined to kill Palestinians. Given that by LAW's
own count, the IDF has so far killed 41 Palestinian since Friday, it is
clear that killing Palestinians is not the goal of the IDF. The IDF may not
be as efficient as Arab armies at killing Arabs if it sets its mind to it -
but certainly the helicopter gunships mentioned by LAW could have yielded
triple digit body counts if that was the purpose of the exercise.]

LAW:14 Dead on the Fourth Day

For the fourth consecutive day the IDF opened fire on Palestinians
protesters with rubber coated steel bullets, plastic bullets and live
ammunition. As of 8 pm local time 14 Palestinians, 7 inside Israel, 2 in
Gaza and 5 in the West Bank were killed. So far, 41 Palestinians have been
killed.

So far, inside the green line, seven civilians have died: Aseel Hasan Atili,
from Arrabeh, Ahmad Ibrahim Siam Jabrin, in Um El Fahm died from injuries he
sustained yesterday as did Rami Hatem Gharra from Jet village in Al
Muthaltah and Imad Farraj Gneim. Walid Abdel Min Eim and Abu Saleh, both
from Sahkneen village were killed as were Ala Khaled Mansour from Arabe
village and Iyad Lauabne from Nazareth city.

In Gaza, two were killed: Mahmoud Gazi Al- Nabih, 29, from Al-Sabra
neighborhood and Salah Abu Qnais, 24 (a member of Palestinian intelligence
forces). Both were shot in the upper body.

In Jericho: Three have been killed, Hatem Al-Najar, 22, (a member of
national security forces) died from a gunshot wound, as did civilian Ibrahim
Samih Barahmeh, 27. The third person has not been identified.

Nablus: Wael Tayseer Qatawi, 14, from Balata refugee camp died after being
shot in the eye near Joseph's Tomb.

Ramallah: Ahmad Sami Fayad, 25, member of the national security forces from
Ramallah.

Tulkarem: Husam Ismail Al-Hamshari, 22, from Tulkarem City was pronounced
clinically dead.

Reports confirm that the throughout the West Bank and Gaza, the IDF has
primarily used helicopters to combat large groups of protesters. With the
use of helicopters, the IDF bombed two civilian buildings near the Netzarim
junction in Gaza, the National Security Forces building, four ambulances and
the car of a Chinese journalist. Helicopters also fired on demonstrators in
Nablus and Bethlehem. The use of machine gun fire has increased the number
of injuries. Tens of protesters were injured in Nablus and Bethlehem.

As of 8 pm local Palestinian time tonight, 396 Palestinians have been
injured, in the West Bank and Gaza today, 18 are in critical condition. It
is reported that that tens of protesters have been injured inside Israel,
but no numbers have been confirmed yet.



LAW - The Palestinian Society for the Protection for Human Rights and the
Environment is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to preserving human
rights through legal advocacy.
LAW is affiliate to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), The
Federation Internationale des Ligues de Droits de l'Homme (FIDH), The World
Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), and is a member of the
Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)

LAW
PO Box 20873
Jerusalem
Tel: 00 972 2 583 3428/3298/3537/3530/3430
Fax: 00 972 2 583 3317
Email: law@lawsociety.org
Website: http://www.lawsociety.org

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