Four locals injured and a dozen suffocated by tear gas in Bil'in's weekly demonstration
The slogan of this week's demonstration was 'End the Division and Occupation'
Four local residents were injured in various parts of their body and a dozen of people fainted due to inhalation of concentrated and poisonous tear gas. Many also suffered from colored and foul chemical liquid that was sprayed over the protesters by the Israeli Defense Force during the peaceful demonstration demanding an end of the division and occupation organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil'in.
The demonstration started after the Friday prayer where the crowd processed from the village's mosque towards the apartheid wall.
Many international and Israeli activists participated alongside local residents of Bil'in and neighboring villages. Joining them were also the hunger strikers of the 15/March movement. The protesters were holding Palestinian flags, banners of the leader, Marwan Al Bargoti, as well as posters of the martyrs Bassem and Jawaher Abu Rahmah while chanting "End the division and occupation".
When the protestors arrived to the east gate of the wall the soldiers attacked the protesters with tear gas canisters, rubber coated bullets, khartoush bullets ,sound bombs and chemical spray.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5DV_NVhH80
As a result, four locals were wounded; ahmaed abo rahma,16 years old , khartoush bullet at his right leg ; Ibrahim Burnat, , 28 years old, tear gas canister was shot at his leg; samer ataya , 30 years old, a tear gas canister was shot at his leg; Mohamad Burnat, 22 years old, a tear gas was also shot at his face ; The victims were treated on the location of the protest in Bil'in.