Israeli forces shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian during a predawn detention raid into Duheisha refugee camp to the south of Bethlehem on Tuesday.And it just so happened, if you believe this report, that a 19 year old man was killed. But it could have easily been a 72 year old woman. After all, the bullets were indiscriminately fired, we are told.
Medics identified the Palestinian as Malik Akram Shahin and said he had been shot in the forehead, where the bullet remained lodged.
Witnesses said he was "left bleeding for long before he was evacuated to the public hospital in Beit Jala, where medics pronounced him dead."
He was killed when large numbers of Israeli forces stormed Duheisha camp in the early hours of Tuesday, detaining a number of local residents and delivering summons to others.
As the soldiers broke into Palestinians' homes, they reportedly fired live rounds, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades "indiscriminately" through the camp's narrow alleys.
An Israeli army spokesperson said that "overnight, a riot broke out" in Duheisha camp, with Palestinians throwing "pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails" at Israeli soldiers.
But if you read the description of his death issued by the terror group PFLP, a different picture emerges:
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine mourns the martyr hero of the uprising Comrade Malik Akram Shahin, 19, and who was martyred at dawn today during violent clashes with Israeli soldiers during the storming of Dheisheh camp and their implementation of a campaign of arrests against our comrades.Sure enough, Shahin's funeral was a PFLP affair.
The Popular Front expresses great pride over the hero martyr, and praises his virtues of struggle and heroism and intense resolve to confront the occupation and respond to it, especially when it tried to storm the camp.
The Popular Front confirmed that the continued targeting by the Zionist occupation of our cadres and members in Dheisheh camp and carrying out a wide arrest campaign against them will not extinguish the flame of the burning of the intifada, especially on the eve of the 48th anniversary our glorious beginnings.
The PFLP sonfirms that the continuation of the occupation in the commission of heinous crimes against our youth who are leading the fighting in the field directly against the occupation will not prevent them from continuing to escalate the confrontation and clashes with the occupation soldiers and settlers.
The PFLP webpage's current logo is a stylized Molotov cocktail:
That is what Ma'an doesn't bother to say to its English speaking audience (and the many who read sites that syndicate Ma'an's content.) We wouldn't want to muddle a good narrative with extraneous facts, would we?
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