Visiting the Institute for Middle East Understanding site this morning I recognize the friendly familiar face of blogger/activist Morgan Bach in this video by Haitham Katib. It's self explanatory. As thousands of Palestinians protested all across the region yesterday in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strikes, settlers continued their scorched earth policy this week. And so the actions of Israel's armed forces perpetuates the toxicity of the occupation both literally and figuratively in Bil'in:
Weekly demonstrations continued in Bil'in village West of Ramallah. Many citizens and foreign activists suffered from cases of suffocation by poison gas during the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil'in. Many local, foreign and Israeli activists came to show solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike and to support Palestinian prisoner Bilal Diab and Thaer Hlahalh for entering the day 75 of the open hunger strike by participating in the march called by the People's Committee, and the people of Bil'in and in solidarity.