Friday, October 29, 2010

Israeli Police Shoot 'Hated' Arab Legislator in Back

By Jonathan Cook - Nazareth
Palestine Chronicle

(Left: Haneen on the Mavi Marmara)

"Israeli police injured two Arab legislators yesterday in violent clashes provoked by Jewish rightwing extremists staging a march through the northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm.

Haneen Zoubi, a parliament member who has become a national hate figure in Israel and received hundreds of death threats since her participation in an aid flotilla to Gaza in the summer, was among those hurt.

Ms Zoubi reported being hit in the back and neck by rubber bullets as she fled the area when police opened fire. In an interview, she said she believed she had been specifically targeted by police snipers after they identified her....."

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