<a href="http://home.att.net/~professorboris/SPECTRE/Galena_Crier/galena_town_crier2.htm">Exclusive: Shocking Details on Israeli snipers</a>
May 19, 2004 1:35 PM EST
By Jack Gerard
This week has seen a brutal assault on refugee camps in southern Gaza. Reports are coming in of Palestinian of up to 50 dead , 42 critical and 100's maimed.
Asmaa Mughayer, 14, and her brother Ahmed, 11, were shot dead yesterday on the roof of their three story flat. Their crime ? Asmma was getting the laundry and her brother went along to feed his pigeons.Their uncle, Mahmoud Mughayer, said that they was no fighting in the immediate area so they thought it was safe.
[img align=right]http://home.att.net/~professorboris/SPECTRE/Galena_Crier/galena17.jpg[/img]Their elder brother, Ali, 24, had shouted at them to come down because it was dangerous. When he heard no response, he climbed the steps to find his sister and brother lying dead in a pool of blood. Mughayer said: "The snipers fired at him, too. He lay on the ground, and slowly crept, pulling them one after another to the third floor."
The uncle , who could barely talk , said " These were not mujahideen or terrorists but merely children "
The Israeli Army reported that they were killed by an explosive device likely meant for Israeli troops.
At the Rafah hospital
Dr Ahmed Abu Nkaria, who calls the Jews dirty liars, insists on proving the manner of their killing. He pulls Asma's body from the mortuary's refrigeration unit and fumbles through the teenager's hair to reveal the hole where the bullet entered above one right ear and destroyed the left side of her head as it exited. These wounds reflect the standard 308 caliber which is standard for IDF snipers.
He points to the corpse of another youth in the cold-store."This is Ibrahim Alqun. He is 14 years old. He was shot in the back of the head. The bullet came out of his right eye," he says. The child's face is badly mutilated by the wound.
Dr Ali Moussa is as furious at Israel's assertion that almost all the 20 or more people killed during the army's seizure of the Tel al-Sultan district of the Rafah refugee camp were armed men.
"They are liars, liars, liars, because these children have bullet wounds to the head. There is no doubt about it," he says.
A 3-year-old girl was shot dead Saturday in the camp's Brazil neighborhood. Palestinian hospital officials said the child was killed by a gunshot to the head as she walked to a shop.
"We were playing in the house when she told me she wanted some candy," said her brother Diyab Abu Zeid, 19, crying uncontrollably on the telephone. "The older kids in the neighborhood were going to the store so I let her go with them.