Could death of disabled activist mean new Palestinian icon?
by Seth Frantzman
December 16, 2017
The death of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, a disabled Palestinian activist, in Gaza on Friday is becoming the latest symbol in Palestinian anger at Israel. It is also fueling international reactions on social media to the wave of protests and riots that began with the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by US President Donald Trump. Abu Thuraya, a 29-year-old Palestinian who lost his legs in 2008 during Operation Cast Lead, was reportedly shot and killed during clashes on Friday on Gaza’s border with Israel…Nasser Atta, a Jerusalem-based journalist, wrote on Twitter that he has spoken with many Palestinians, and they think the death of the Gaza amputee “will be the beginning of the start of a third intifada…” READ MORE
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