Today in Bil’in

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(Photos: Hamde Abu Rahme)

Bil’in village has continued the struggle of resistance against the occupation.

At today’s demonstration, three people were wounded, in addition to dozens more people choking on tear gas.

The Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil’in organized today’s demonstration. The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village, towards the site of the wall.

Representatives from Bil’in as well as dozens of Palestinians from around the West Bank participated in today’s march. In addition, dozens of international activists and Israelis participated in the demonstration, chanting slogans calling for national unity, ending the occupation, and destroying the wall. Participants raised Palestinian flags and banners of the various factions, calling for liberation and national unity.

When demonstrators reached the site of the wall, they were met with a shower of tear gas, sound bombs, rubber bullets, and wastewater contaminated with chemicals. Odai abo Rahma was injured in his leg by tear gas, and two women became unconscious from poison gas. Dozens of people suffered from teargas inhalation, which was used intensively, and many more suffered from the use of waste water by the Israeli army.

Demonstrators and others attempted to stop the occupation forces when they attempted to advance towards the village. Palestinian youth threw stones at the soldiers in an effort to stop them, but were forced to retreat, where they continued confrontations with Israeli soldiers for the next several hours.


3 Responses

  1. Cliff
    January 14, 2011, 3:22 pm

    this is daily

    daily theft

    daily humiliation

    daily lawlessness

    daily colonialism

  2. justsayin
    January 14, 2011, 10:46 pm

    I truely hope that all the 2000 + supporter on Facebook and others will post to as many places as possible (including billboards) and let the world know of the deception which we are paying for with taxes. Besides the economic crunch they imposed on the world financial system. Thanks Mondoweiss for opening my eyes, I will never pay taxes ever again!

  3. annie
    January 14, 2011, 10:54 pm

    these people have my deepest admiration. every day they live w/this injustice. every g.d. day. and every friday they do it again, again and again and again and thank heavens no one died today because they could have.

    and when someone dies or is maimed sometimes the world takes notice but often enough it just passes like another week rolling by.

    not so anymore bil’in! keep on keepin on! my heart is with you.

    free palestine

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