Abir Aramin

a forwarded message from: Women of a Certain Age – North America
26 January 2007

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Subject: Please sign letter of Condolence to Bassam Aramin
From: Rachels Words <info@rachelswords.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:50:33 -0500

Dear friend:

      Ten-year-old Abir Aramin died on January 18th, 2 days after her skull was fractured.  She was on her way home from school in the walled-off West Bank town of Anata when an Israeli Border Police jeep drove provocatively through the school zone. Eyewitnesses say the jeep was firing stun grenades and rubber bullets at the children when Abir dropped to the ground, bleeding from the head.

      Abir was the daughter of Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian human rights activist and founding member of “Combatants for Peace.” Adding insult to trauma, Bassam's friends from CFP had to advocate for the release of his daughter's body from the Israeli hospital in order to make it to her funeral.

      Incredibly, Bassam’s story is not unusual; disregard for human life is the norm under occupation. Please join us in sending this letter of condolence to Bassem Aramin and his family. We will arrange to have the letter and signatures delivered personally to Bassam and his family.

      Groups and Individuals welcome. To sign the letter, click here:
http://www.petitiononline.com/Abir2007/petition.html

Please forward widely.

In solidarity,
Women of a Certain Age - North America
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"Combatants for Peace" mourns the death of Abir Aramin
http://www.combatantsforpeace.org

Twilight Zone / I've Lost my heart
by Gideon Levi, Ha'aretz
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Videoclip from Democracy Now! report
http://www.americanhummus.com/?s=Palestinian+Child+killed+by+Israeli+Army

The Tragic Death of an Activist's Daughter
By Donald Macintyre, The Independent
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2169225.ece

Father of Dead West Bank Girl Seeks Peace with Israelis By Greg Myre, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/23/world/middleeast/23mideast.html?em&ex=
1169701200&en=1b053134694cc364$ei=508

Defense for Children International Statistics
http://www.dci-pal.org/english/Display.cfm?DocId=284&CategoryId=11

Children lost in the current intifada:
http://www.rememberthesechildren.org/remember2000.html


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