Last October 13-year-old Iman al-Hams was shot and killed by an Israeli army unit in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. She had 17 bullets in her body, and three in her head. Iman is one of 654 Palestinian children killed in the occupied territories since September 2000. How many Israeli university lecturers have opposed the state's racist and colonial policies, ask Ronnie Kasrils and Victoria Brittain.
The assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin â€” the partially sighted, wheelchair-bound quadraplegic â€” is a clear demonstration of the paralysis and blindness of Ariel Sharon and the Israeli government, writes Ronnie Kasrils, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, and Maz Ozinsky is an MPL for the African National Congress in the Western Cape.