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January 15, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters during a confrontation near a West Bank separation barrier Tuesday, killing a 17-year-old Palestinian boy, officials and witnesses said. Medics at Ramallah hospital said Samir Awad, a high school student from the West Bank village of Budrus, was brought to the hospital with bullet wounds to the head, back and leg. He was in critical condition and died shortly afterward, they said. Muhammad Murrar, head of the Budrus village council, said students were leaving school on the last day of their mid-year exams when confrontations broke out with soldiers in the area.
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January 15, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters during a confrontation near a West Bank separation barrier Tuesday, killing a 17-year-old Palestinian boy, officials and witnesses said. Medics at Ramallah hospital said Samir Awad, a high school student from the West Bank village of Budrus, was brought to the hospital with bullet wounds to the head, back and leg. He was in critical condition and died shortly afterward, they said. Muhammad Murrar, head of the Budrus village council, said students were leaving school on the last day of their mid-year exams when confrontations broke out with soldiers in the area.
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OPINION
July 14, 2008
Re "The grim logic of Jerusalem," Opinion, July 10 Having been born in Jerusalem, I fail to understand Bernard Avishai's sense of right and wrong. In his ramblings on how difficult life is for his friend, Abed, he brushes over 11 suicide attacks in which many Jewish Israelis were blown to pieces. Why is the comfort of one Arab man more important than the lives of all those who were murdered -- and all those who are saved by the separation barrier built between Arab neighborhoods and Jerusalem?
OPINION
September 19, 2011
Political novices Re "Romney, Perry again trade accusations," Sept. 15 I recently took a cruise to the Galapagos Islands. I met wonderful people from all over the globe. It was embarrassing that they all knew so much about events in the United States, yet we knew so little about their countries. They were amused about our never-ending presidential election. When I returned home, I was amazed to learn that, although no one had yet cast a vote, the media has declared this to be a two-man GOP race.
WORLD
August 17, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Palestinians say it will trigger the biggest West Bank demonstrations in years. Israelis are bracing for another intifada. A month before a potentially historic United Nations showdown over Palestinian statehood, the two sides are mobilizing for the possibility of mass street protests that some fear could spiral into a violent uprising. As Palestinian leaders rally West Bank residents on Facebook and activists prepare campaigns against Jewish settlements and military checkpoints, Israel's Defense Ministry has spent about $22 million on new riot gear and police have canceled September vacations.
WORLD
February 13, 2004 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Israel will not defend the separation barrier it is building in the West Bank before the International Court of Justice because it does not recognize the court's jurisdiction in the matter, the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced Thursday. Israel had been dropping strong hints in recent days that it would refuse to debate the merits of the barrier before the court, which sits in The Hague.
WORLD
July 12, 2004 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday ordered construction to continue on a separation barrier Israel is building in the West Bank, as he rejected as "immoral and dangerous" last week's world court ruling calling for the divider to be demolished.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic
Budrus is a tiny village where something potentially very big happened, the setting for a hopeful story in an area of the world that has produced hardly any hope at all in recent years. As introduced in the surprisingly heartening documentary of the same name, Budrus is a small agricultural settlement in the West Bank, definitely not the kind of place you'd expect a popular movement encouraging nonviolent resistance to take root and grow. But that, as this Julia Bacha-directed film shows, is what took place.
OPINION
September 19, 2011
Political novices Re "Romney, Perry again trade accusations," Sept. 15 I recently took a cruise to the Galapagos Islands. I met wonderful people from all over the globe. It was embarrassing that they all knew so much about events in the United States, yet we knew so little about their countries. They were amused about our never-ending presidential election. When I returned home, I was amazed to learn that, although no one had yet cast a vote, the media has declared this to be a two-man GOP race.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2010 | By Marjorie Miller, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Wall in Palestine René Backmann Translated from the French by A. Kaiser Picador: 272 pp., $17 paper Rebel Land Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town Christopher de Bellaigue Penguin Press: 270 pp., $25.95 Language is a weapon of war and of the after-war. It is ammunition for making history and for writing it. This is why governments and their challengers fight over the name of things. This is why it matters whether a stretch of concrete and barbed wire running through Jerusalem and the West Bank is called a fence or a wall, a security barrier or a border.
WORLD
August 17, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Palestinians say it will trigger the biggest West Bank demonstrations in years. Israelis are bracing for another intifada. A month before a potentially historic United Nations showdown over Palestinian statehood, the two sides are mobilizing for the possibility of mass street protests that some fear could spiral into a violent uprising. As Palestinian leaders rally West Bank residents on Facebook and activists prepare campaigns against Jewish settlements and military checkpoints, Israel's Defense Ministry has spent about $22 million on new riot gear and police have canceled September vacations.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic
Budrus is a tiny village where something potentially very big happened, the setting for a hopeful story in an area of the world that has produced hardly any hope at all in recent years. As introduced in the surprisingly heartening documentary of the same name, Budrus is a small agricultural settlement in the West Bank, definitely not the kind of place you'd expect a popular movement encouraging nonviolent resistance to take root and grow. But that, as this Julia Bacha-directed film shows, is what took place.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2010 | By Marjorie Miller, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Wall in Palestine René Backmann Translated from the French by A. Kaiser Picador: 272 pp., $17 paper Rebel Land Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town Christopher de Bellaigue Penguin Press: 270 pp., $25.95 Language is a weapon of war and of the after-war. It is ammunition for making history and for writing it. This is why governments and their challengers fight over the name of things. This is why it matters whether a stretch of concrete and barbed wire running through Jerusalem and the West Bank is called a fence or a wall, a security barrier or a border.
WORLD
July 30, 2008 | Maher Abukhater and Richard Boudreaux, Special to The Times
An Israeli soldier fired into a crowd of Palestinian villagers Tuesday, killing a 10-year-old boy, after a protest by residents who oppose Israel's installation of a barrier sealing off the West Bank, witnesses said. The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident in Nilin, near Ramallah, where villagers have been protesting for weeks that the barrier is cutting them off from about 600 acres of their olive groves.
OPINION
July 14, 2008
Re "The grim logic of Jerusalem," Opinion, July 10 Having been born in Jerusalem, I fail to understand Bernard Avishai's sense of right and wrong. In his ramblings on how difficult life is for his friend, Abed, he brushes over 11 suicide attacks in which many Jewish Israelis were blown to pieces. Why is the comfort of one Arab man more important than the lives of all those who were murdered -- and all those who are saved by the separation barrier built between Arab neighborhoods and Jerusalem?
WORLD
August 25, 2005 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Israel said Wednesday that it had ordered the seizure of land owned by Palestinians to build a separation barrier that will encompass the West Bank's largest Jewish settlement. Palestinian officials objected vehemently to the plan, which in effect would annex the settlement of Maale Adumim to Israel. They called on the Bush administration to intercede. "This is a disastrous decision," said Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians' chief negotiator.
WORLD
July 30, 2008 | Maher Abukhater and Richard Boudreaux, Special to The Times
An Israeli soldier fired into a crowd of Palestinian villagers Tuesday, killing a 10-year-old boy, after a protest by residents who oppose Israel's installation of a barrier sealing off the West Bank, witnesses said. The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident in Nilin, near Ramallah, where villagers have been protesting for weeks that the barrier is cutting them off from about 600 acres of their olive groves.
WORLD
August 25, 2005 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Israel said Wednesday that it had ordered the seizure of land owned by Palestinians to build a separation barrier that will encompass the West Bank's largest Jewish settlement. Palestinian officials objected vehemently to the plan, which in effect would annex the settlement of Maale Adumim to Israel. They called on the Bush administration to intercede. "This is a disastrous decision," said Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians' chief negotiator.
WORLD
July 12, 2004 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday ordered construction to continue on a separation barrier Israel is building in the West Bank, as he rejected as "immoral and dangerous" last week's world court ruling calling for the divider to be demolished.
WORLD
February 13, 2004 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Israel will not defend the separation barrier it is building in the West Bank before the International Court of Justice because it does not recognize the court's jurisdiction in the matter, the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced Thursday. Israel had been dropping strong hints in recent days that it would refuse to debate the merits of the barrier before the court, which sits in The Hague.
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