Friday in Bil’in

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From the Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bil’in:

Despite the intense heat and high temperature, on the second Friday in Ramadan, a sizable march organized by the Popular Committee commenced from the center of the village right after the Friday prayers.

The protesters, consisting of many Palestinians and dozens of International and Israeli activists, called for the prosecution of the Israeli soldiers behind the recent Facebook scandal. Not only did one of the soldiers pose with bound and gagged prisoners, Eden Abergil, stated that she would "gladly kill Arabs – even slaughter them."

As the protesters neared the separation wall and approached the soldiers with pictures of other Israeli soldiers posing and torturing prisoners, teargas was fired heavily at the protesters and journalists. Clashes continued for hours when the Israeli military attempted to advance into the village.

Journalist Haitham Al-Khatib suffered minor injuries when the military attempted to arrest him.International activist, Evie, and Israeli activist, David, were arrested while they were peacefully demonstrating against the occupation. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

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(Photo: Hamde Abu-Rahma)

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