The Israelis are in such a hurry to kill people who are not Israeli that they even break their own laws to do so. The latest victim is Tristan Anderson, an American from California who joined in solidarity with Palestinians in the village of Ni’lin and was shot in the head, for his trouble, with a nasty piece of munition at quite some distance. I don’t know what made Mr. Anderson think that Israelis live by the same laws as America, where peaceful assembly is NOT met with fatal fire from the authorities. A brief history of the village where he was would have convinced him that Ni’lin is a target practice area for the IDF; upwards of 20 people have already been shot there. Of course we’re hearing the same lame excuses for his near death, if he isn’t dead already of his injuries, from Israeli apologists: ‘he shouldn’t have been there’, ‘he got what he deserved’, ‘that’s what you get for taking up the Palestinian cause’, etc., and I would sort of agree with the first one above. He shouldn’t have been there, and neither should the billions of dollars of aid we have given to our rather petulant ally who thanks us by shooting in cold blood American citizens who want to see for themselves how their tax money is being spent. Americans should steer as clear from Israel as humanly possible, and convince their lawmakers, under threat of expulsion from the seat of government, to do the same with our federal largess. Anything else dishonors the memory of those brave souls who were sacrificed at the altar of Israeli appeasement by cowardly American congressmen and women.