PALESTINE: Disabled man shot by Israeli troops

February 22, 2006

On February 15, Mujahid al Simadi, a 20-year-old disabled Palestinian man, was shot dead by Israeli troops near the West Bank town of Jenin. According to a February 15 BBC report, "Local residents said Mujahid al Simadi had gone up to the troops with a toy gun and shouted that they should leave the village". The soldiers shot al Simadi in the chest. A 25-year-old Gaza woman was also shot dead by Israeli troops on February 13.

From Green Left Weekly, February 22, 2006.
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