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Palestinian youth ready to lob stones at the Israeli army during clashes at the entrance to the West Bank village of Nilin close to the city of Ramallah on August 14 2008. Over the past four years, Nilin has been the scene of near daily demonstrations against Israel’s barrier of concrete and steel that cuts through parts of the West Bank. Israel says that the barrier is needed for its security, critics describe it as a land grab. Earlier in the week a young Palestinian boy was fatally shot in the back of the head at one such demonstration in the village.

Yeah, I’m sure the man in the foreground is just drinking. Kind of like Popsicle Man, only with a hankering for treats of the liquid variety.

Alternatively, he’s going to lob it at the troops, which is dangerous enough because it’s glass, and could be even deadlier if he decides to get creative in the Molotov sense.

Not that stones don’t do a lot of damage themselves. But the point is AFP are once again being dishonest.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.