17 April 2009

Weapon Used on Tristan Anderson Kills Palestinian

The same bullet that critically injured America Tristan Anderson was used to kill a Palestinian today.

Palestinian man killed by tear-gas canister in Bil'in

A Palestinian man was killed on Friday when Israeli forces opened fire on demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bil'in, near Ramallah.

Palestinian medical officials identified the man as 29-year-old Basem Ibrahim Abu Rahmeh, who had previously been listed in serious condition following a direct shot to the stomach from an Israeli fired tear-gas canister on Friday afternoon.

In a statement, Israel's military said it would investigate the incident.

Witnesses told Ma'an that the projectile was labeled "40 mm bullet, special/long range" in Hebrew, the same type of weapon that critically injured an American national, Tristan Anderson, at a demonstration in Ni'lin on 13 March 2009, when he was shot in the head from a distance of 60 meters.