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 Iman al Hams

Iman Darweesh Al Hams (1991 - 5 October 2004) was a 13-year-old Palestinian girl killed by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fire near a military observation post in a "no-man's" zone near the Philadelphi Route on 5 October 2004, in Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

"They did not charge him with Iman's murder, only with small offences, and now they say he is innocent of those even though he shot my daughter so many times ... This was the cold-blooded murder of a girl. The soldier murdered her once and the court has murdered her again. What is the message? They are telling their soldiers to kill Palestinian children."
Iman's father, Samir al-Hams, responded to the acquittal of IDF soldier who killed his daughter
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updated Thu. February 23, 2023

The apparent desired takeaway is that the Israeli military had acted magnanimously for not shooting a 7-year-old girl from Gaza – an admitted improvement on the killing by 17 bullets of 13-year-old Iman al-Hams in 2004. Israel lobby groups StandWithUs and the Board of Deputies of British Jews both ...

Israeli cruelty, and what Palestinians view as sheer hatred for their children, was epitomised by the killing in 2004 of 13-year-old Iman Darweesh Al Hams. She was shot by Israeli army soldiers from an observation post in what Israel claimed was a "no-man" zone near the Philadelphi Route in Rafah.
The piece at issue was an account of the events of October 5, 2004, near the Girit observation post on the outskirts of Rafah, in Gaza, during which Iman al-Hams, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl, was shot to death. Captain R., the company commander at the scene, sued Dayan and her show for libel for their ...
This practice is known in the Israeli army as “confirming the kill,” and has been used and subsequently approved even in the slaying of Palestinian children such as 13-year-old Iman al-Hams in Gaza in 2004. Azarya also “liked” the Facebook pages of Israeli leaders who have incited violence or genocide ...
Elor Azraya, the soldier who summarily executed Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif as he lay on the street immobile and unarmed yesterday, is suspected of murder. In his defense, his lawyer Eyal Beserglick said Azraya “acted in accordance with the rules of engagement as suggested by his superiors.”.
Iman al-Hams was shot by soldiers after straying into a restricted area near Gaza's border with Egypt. An Israeli commander is accused of repeatedly firing into her lifeless body despite pleas from his colleagues. Army lawyers want to examine Iman's body to gather evidence in the case against the officer.
The infamous captain R, who murdered 13 year old Iman Darweesh Al Hams at close range, was payed handsomely for his deed, plus a promotion to major. Calling Rachel's killing “an accident” is sort of the best they can do, I guess, within the framework of a culture (or should we say 'cult'?) of impunity.
Routine Israeli military gun violence against Palestinian civilians is not mentioned. Nor is there a mention of the impunity for Israeli soldiers responsible for the deaths of Palestinian school children in even the most egregious cases such as that of Iman al-Hams, which was reported by The New York Times ...


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