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Irish Poet, Tom Paulin's Poem: "Killed In The Crossfire"

John | 24.11.2002 07:24

Harvard professors met for two hours Wednesday and voted to reinvite Tom Paulin, who has made statements comparing US-born settlers in the West Bank with Nazis, and saying they "should be shot dead."

"Killed in the Crossfire,"

We are fed this inert
This lying phrase
Like comfort food
As another little Palestinian boy
In trainers jeans and a white teeshirt
Is gunned down by the Zionist SS
Whose initials we should
- but we don't - dumb goys
Clock in that weasel word


5 Arabs killed, 13 injured in Tul Karm
Five Palestinians, including a wanted man, at least two innocent bystanders and a
13-year-old boy, were killed yesterday in Tul Karm, when an army force arrived at the
home of wanted Fatah man Tarek al Za'al and demanded he give himself up.

When he refused, a helicopter gunship opened fire at the house. Za'al was killed, as were
four passersby, said Palestinian sources, Iham Zakle, 13; Ziad Masharka, 33; Sha'aban
Badir, 33; and Ahmed Juissy, 30. In addition, 13 other Palestinians were wounded, some
seriously, including several children, said Palestinian sources.....

Haaretz 11/20/02


IDF: British UNRWA worker in Jenin mistakenly shot
by soldier
An initial IDF investigation into the death of Iain Hook, a British UNWRA official who
was killed Friday during a gunfight between soldiers and Palestinians in the West Bank
city of Jenin, revealed that he was mistakenly shot by an IDF soldier......

Elsewhere in the camp in different shooting incidents, an 11-year-old
Palestinian boy was killed and an Irish national wounded.....

By Ha'aretz Service and AP


Palestinian youth killed in clashes with Israeli army

Israeli troops enforcing a curfew have clashed with dozens of young Palestinian
stone-throwers, killing a 15-year-old boy.....

Four other Palestinians aged between 10 to 15 have been killed by Israeli gunfire in and
around Nablus in the last two weeks as the death toll from the two-year-old Palestinian
uprising approaches 2,500.... 10/6/’02


15:15) Two Palestinian children killed in IAF attack
By The Jerusalem Post Internet Staff
Two Palestinian children were killed when an IAF helicopter, apparently targeting an
Islamic Jihad leader, fired at least two missiles at a car in Hebron earlier this afternoon.

The two children killed in the attack, who may have been in a nearby car at the time, were
aged three and 13-years-old.

Palestinian toddler killed in army
November 14 2002
A two-year-old Palestinian boy has been killed and his mother wounded by Israeli army
gunfire in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, according to witnesses....
Asa'ad al-Masri told Reuters that Israeli forces had opened fire from tanks. He said he and
his wife, each with a child in their arms, had fled their home near the border after the
shooting began and that their two other children followed them.....
It was the latest child death in the last few days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A two-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by army gunfire in Gaza the next day.

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