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lipsremainsealed:

Guys, My friend’s brother is missing. 

Most of you are aware of my two brothers. Unfortunately, I am just finished speaking to two officers about a missing persons report. Mikey, (Michael) is currently missing. He has Downs Syndrome and is severely mentally disabled. He went missing by Conway on Fordham near the Bx34 bus line at 11:00 am. If anyone saw him, sees him, or sees someone else with him, please call Paul at: 646-331- 1580 or my cell phone 347-499-4337. Those who know my home phone, please call there too. Message, me or oovoo, skype, whatever if you see him.

Thank You.
Bianca Jeannot

Ought to add the full name so we can google to see if he was found or is still missing but bump.

anarcho-queer:

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Troops Killed Civilians Trying To Flee Violence

August 4th, 2014

Human Rights watch is investigating reports of Israeli soldiers firing on unarmed civilians who were trying to flee destruction in Khuza’a a week and a half ago.

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014,” the group says in a report. “Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes.

The report describes three incidents. From the description of the first incident:

On the morning of July 23, Israeli forces ordered a group of about 100 Palestinians in Khuza’a to leave a home in which they had gathered to take shelter, family members said. The first member to leave the house, Shahid al-Najjar, had his hands up but an Israeli soldier shot him in the jaw, seriously injuring him. […]

As one group walked unarmed to Khan Younis, Israeli soldiers fired on them, killing one and wounding two others.

From the description of the second incident:

Israeli soldiers fired on a group of civilians who had been told to leave their home in Khuza’a, killing Mohammed al-Najjar, a witness said.

From the description of the third incident:

On July 25, an Israeli strike killed three civilians – Motassem al-Najjar, 5; Kamel al-Najjar, 62; and Salim Qdeih, around 70 – who were among 120 people sheltering in the basement of a home, witnesses said. […]

Those who had survived the attack on the basement fled after the strike and walked to Khan Younis, carrying white flags and raising their hands when they came across Israeli soldiers. An Israeli missile strike hit one group of them, killing a man and wounding his cousin, the cousin told Human Rights Watch.

The Israeli military has not issued a response to the report.

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