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Gas Philosophy

January 4, 2011

Protesting in Israel can be hazardous to your health. Jawaher Abu Rahma found out the hard way when Israeli forces fired tear gas on her and other protesters “during a peaceful protest against the West Bank separation wall in the village of Bil’in.” Ms. Abu Rahma died as a result of “inhaling massive amounts of tear gas.”

The logic of responding in violence against unarmed civilians alludes me, apparently. I don’t see how Israeli forces justify this response, but maybe they took some sort of philosophy class that I don’t know about in which an argument can be made for this type of behavior.

Amy Goodman recently spoke with two people who were at the protest. Let’s listen in here and find out what they had to say. By the way, the Israeli embassy was invited to join the interview, but they declined because they had a philosophy class.

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