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Lazar Simeonov and Renee Lewis
"Nabi Saleh, a small village of about 550 people 20km northwest of Ramallah in the West Bank, has been organising nonviolent protests against land theft since 2009.
On December 9, 2011, the Friday demonstration began as it always did: villagers and international activists - including Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression - gathered in the centre of the village and marched towards land usurped by the Isreali settlement of Halamish. Soon after, the Israeli military entered the village in jeeps and began firing teargas at the protesters.
Mustafa Tamimi, 28, was protesting with other young men from the village. As the jeeps stopped to let a bulldozer clear rocks that had been placed in the road to prevent their entrance, Tamimi and a few others moved closer to throw stones in a symbolic gesture against occupation.
An Israeli soldier opened his door, aimed his gun and shot Tamimi directly in the face with an "extended range" teargas canister; he was shot from a distance of less than 10 meters, according to witnesses.
Tamimi died from his injuries......"