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16/9/04 ISRAELI ARMY KILL FIVE MEN EXECUTION STYLE According to medical examinations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  ACTION ALERT INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT

WE DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION!

One child dead, three more in critical condition

At 1:00am the Israeli Army attacked homes on Old Najav Street in Nablus, West of the old city.  Five young men were killed and one eleven year-old girl.  Medical examination evidence suggests the five men were executed.  

These are war crimes.

International Solidarity activists, who are presently accompanying UPMRC medical teams in the area, interviewed the Director of Rafidia Hospital, Dr. Samir Abu Srour, where the five men and the young girl were taken.

According to Dr. Srour, four of the five men were shot in the head at close range.  The bullets did not pass through their skulls and instead exploded the young men's heads, indicating that they were shot at close range.  

One man  had a boot print on his chest, further suggesting that he was restrained before being shot.  In addition, one man had a bullet entering in his neck and exploding upwards, leaving blood stains high up on the wall.  This angle and evidence strongly suggests he was shot after being detained, also at close range.  

Another man had knife cuts on his arm.  All five were found in close proximity of each other.  

The eleven year-old girl was shot in the cheek while in her home by a soldier occupying a near-by house.  

Another eleven year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet at close range, dislodging part of his brain.  

One thirty-five year-old, mentally challenged man, was shot in the head and a thirty-three year-old man was shot in the femur.  Both are in the intensive care unit.

The number of dead is expected to  rise.

THESE ARE WAR CRIMES!

According to eye-witness reports the Israeli army also occupied several homes and a church. They detained members of the church, including 13 disabled children and elderly men and women who are living in the centers belonging to the church. When the priest attempted to enter the church to check on the condition of the people, an Israeli soldier pointed his machine gun at his head and threatened to shoot him. They were forced to remain in one room without food or water until 12:00pm.

For more information please contact:

Qusay: 972-59-776-162 Siama: 972-52-594-5760 Kole: 972-59-737-118 ISM Media Office: 972-2-277-4602 or 547-358-579

************************************************************ CALL THE OFFICIALS BELOW AND DEMAND AN END TO THE KILLING AND AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATHS OF THESE FIVE MEN!

Please call the DCO. One call can make a difference if we all  make the call!

Nablus DCO (Israeli military liason) Tel: +972-2-548-6217/5 Fax: +972-548-6218

Prime Minister's Office, Ariel Sharon Tel: 972-2-6705555 Fax: 972-2-6512631 E-mail: pm_eng@pmo.gov.il

Ministry of Defense, Shaul Mofaz Tel: 972-3-5692010 Fax: 972-3-6916940 Website: www.mod.gov.il

Ministry of  Interior, Avraham Poraz Tel: 972-2-6701411 Fax: 972-2-6701628 Email: sar@moin.gov.il

Ministry of Justice, Yosef  Lapid Tel: 972-2-6708511 Fax: 972-2-6288618 Website: www.justice.gov.il

Amin Odeh www.voicesofpalestine.org

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