Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Elder of Ziyon
From Ma'an:
A Palestinian girl was killed Saturday evening after she was accidentally hit by gunfire during wedding celebrations in Balata refugee camp east of Nablus.

Local sources said that Ilaa al-Araj, 16, was hit in her head by a bullet fired during wedding celebrations, which she had been watching from the roof of her home.

Sources said that the girl was taken to Rafidiya Governmental Hospital in Nablus but she was later pronounced dead.

Sources added that the shooter had turned himself into the Palestinian police, who have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident.

It is illegal in the occupied Palestinian territories to fire gunshots during celebrations, although it remains a common practice.

In 2006, after three young girls were accidentally killed by gunfire at a wedding in Jenin, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights issued a statement that said they were "extremely concerned over the continued falling of victims, mostly children, by gunshots fired during celebrations and weddings."
In 2010, a Bedouin groom was killed at a bachelor party in the Negev.

In 2011, a girl celebrating her college prep test results in Gaza City was killed by celebratory gunfire shot by her brother.

Six children and three women were injured from celebratory gunfire at Israel releasing terrorists in 2011.

In 2013, at a wedding in Yemen, a happy gunman killed three guests dancing to "Gangham Style" on video.

I have yet to see any European NGOs spend money on educating Arabs that firing weapons at celebrations is dangerous. Shouldn't they throw a few euros into saving Arab lives?

But if you find a way to blame Jews for the killings, then the EU money would flood in.

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