Yesterday in Bil’in

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Hamde Abu Rahma being treated by a medic.

This report was sent from the Friday protest in Bilin:

Friday (25 – 1-2013) photographer Hamde Abu Rahma ( 25 years old) was injured in his leg by tear gas and Rateb Abu Rahma (47 years old) was injured in his leg by tear gas in addition to dozens of demonstrators who suffocated after inhaling tear gas in the Bil’in weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in. The march was organized in memory of the martyr Lubna Moneer Hansh who was killed by an Israeli soldiers in al Arrob camp near Hebron .

The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village towards the wall. Dozens of Israeli and foreigner activists participated in the march, along with the people of Bil’in. The participants raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans calling for resistance to the Israeli occupation, the demolition of the separation wall and also solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners to liberate them from the Israeli prisons.
Upon the arrival of the participants to Abu Lemon area, adjacent to the wall, they cut some of the barbed wire around the apartheid wall and removed them. The Israeli soldiers situated behind the wall shot tear gas, sound grenades, live bullets, rubber-coated lead bullets and they also sprayed wastewater mixed with chemicals at the protesters, which led to the injury of two people and dozens of cases of suffocation. All those affected were treated in the field.

Violent clashes broke out between the youths and the Israeli occupation soldiers and continued for hours. During this time, the Israeli soldiers chased youths in the fields in an attempt to arrest them whilst the youths threw stones back at the soldiers.

In a statement, the Popular Committee condemned the assassination of the Lubna Moner Hanash , who was assassinated by Israeli forces in cold blood in the Arrob camp near Hebron city and they called on Palestinians to continue the resistance until the achievement of the right of freedom and independence for the Palestinian people.

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  1. Annie Robbins
    January 26, 2013, 11:27 am

    yesterday kate reported

    Trend of unprovoked killing by Israeli military in the West Bank continues — Lubna Hanash, 22, dies after being shot in the head near Bethlehem

    Israeli soldiers traveling in a civilian car opened fire at a group of people at the entrance to al-Arrub refugee camp south of Bethlehem. Lubna Munir Hanash, 22, was shot in the head and died

    • ckg
      January 26, 2013, 8:48 pm

      Hamde’s injury is maddening–he has a heart of gold and bravery to match.

      Labna’s death is truly horrible–the images are seering–what a dear young woman.

  2. justicewillprevail
    January 26, 2013, 6:08 pm

    Four unarmed civilians killed last week by Israel. What for?

    Read an ex-IDF soldier’s account of ‘the real rules of engagement’:

    ‘At the end of the day everyone is an enemy…… the army systematically harms all the Palestinians and attempts to create a compliant society that can be easily controlled’

  3. Inanna
    January 26, 2013, 10:19 pm

    How much more do the Abu Rahme family have to suffer until they have justice?

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