Truth never dies
Thanks to whoever posted this story of another innocent person killed protesting the injustice of Palestine, it is a story that truly grieves me and it comes on the heels of another brave journalist killed in Turkey, shot for speaking the truth. What is it with killing those who speak the truth, are those who lie so frightened?
Troops kill peace activist’s daughter
Israeli troops confronting protesters killed the 10-year old daughter of a Palestinian peace activist. Abir Aramin had joined a protest Tuesday against Israel’s security barrier in the West Bank town of Anata. She was hit in the head by a stun grenade used by troops trying to end the protest, and died Friday. Police are investigating the incident. Her father, Bassam Aramin, is a co-founder of Combatants for Peace, a group of Israelis and Palestinians who had confronted each other in the past but are now dedicated to a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
Turkish-Armenian writer shot dead
A prominent Turkish-Armenian editor, convicted in 2005 of insulting Turkish identity, has been shot dead outside his newspaper's office in Istanbul.
Crowds of Hrant Dink's colleagues and supporters gathered at the scene, chanting their outrage at his murder. Dink was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian "genocide" of 1915. The US, EU and Armenia have condemned his murder and Turkey's leaders vowed to bring those responsible to justice. "A bullet has been fired at democracy and freedom of expression," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a hastily convened news conference.