Superb video of the Friday demo at the Bi'lin wall on the 5th anniversary of the
International Court of Justice ruling that the wall is illegal. The video crescendos with the appearance of a large truck with a water cannon, and then armored soldiers firing tear gas canisters. Looking inhuman, a group of them rush to the Palestinian side to drag one of the protesters with them back. Looks a little like ants grabbing a piece of prey. Friends of Bi'lin report:
Dozens were teated for the effects of tear gas inhalation and cases of
vomiting among them the Mustafa Al Barghouthi, General Secretary of the
PNI party and a Palestinian MP.
Watch the video at 4:00 or so to see Zachary Foster, Jewish American, and lately a fellow at the Oren/Adelson Shalem Center in J'lem, decry the occupation and say that only nonviolent international protest can end it. And he's implicated, as a Jew and an American; that's why he's there, to take responsibility. Inspiring kid. Makes me feel like a four-flusher. That's American for schmendrick.