Monday, June 27, 2011

Israeli occupation forces have begun to remove sections of the separation wall in Bil'in.

After more than six years of struggle and popular resistance, combined with sweat and blood, and after enormous sacrifices made by the village of Bil'in, it's martyrs, those wounded and its many citizens taken as prisoners; Israeli occupation forces began removing sections of the fence built on the land owns by residents  of the village of Bil'in two days ago. This comes after four years of a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court about the illegality of the wall in that region, where the time should be adopted to remove this section and re-built on land owned by the people of the village of Bil'in.
Note that the removal of this section of the wall returned 1000 dunom from the 2300 that was confiscated by the occupation to build the separation wall

Friday, June 24, 2011

A citizen was injured in addition to dozens of cases of choking from poison gas on Friday as demonstrators broke down the wall in the village of Bil'in.

 Samer Mohammed Burnat was wounded by a tear gas canister fired directly at his foot. This was in addition to dozens of cases of choking from poison gas in the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and settlements, which issued calls to destroy the wall this Friday.

Participating along with the people of Bil'in was Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad in addition to many other leaders. They included Mohamed Baraka, an Israeli parliament member, Saleh Ra'fat, a member of the political office of the Democratic Front, Hisham Abu Raya, a member of the political office of the Palestinian Liberation Front. There were also many people from different popular activities and political groups in addition to international and Israeli solidarity activists.

The march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village and moved towards the wall. Participants raised Palestinian flags and banners of the different national factions and chanted slogans of national calls to remove the wall , end the occupation and adhere to the national principles of Palestine. In a new phenomenon, participants used a bulldozer (JCP) in an attempt to root up and destroy the wall.

When participants reached the eastern gate of the wall, the soldiers showered tear gas, sound bombs, and rubber bullets, as well as live bullets, at the bulldozer. The military used a machine to spray demonstrators with skunk and waste water.

 The soldiers fired teargas into the olive groves with the intent of setting fire to them. Many olive trees were burned as a result of this.

In a speech by the People's Committee delivered at the beginning of the march by Bassel Mansour, a member of the committee, he confirmed adherence to resistance as an option to stop the occupation in all its forms, and that victory is not impossible. He also stated that when you believe in destroying the occupation it becomes a reality to stop the building and construction of the wall. Mansour also noted that it is time to pull together the entire free world to put an end to this hateful occupation and free the people of Palestine, like the rest of the world's peoples. He emphasized that the victory of Bil'in against the wall and the occupation creates a basis for the liberation of Palestine. At the end of his speech, he remembered all those who have stood next to the people of Bil'in in their battle against the occupation and the walls. This victory is considered a gift to the spirit of the martyr Yasser Arafat and to the souls of the martyrs Bassem Abu Rahma, his sister Jawaher Abu Rahma, activists Rachel Corrie and Vittorio Arrigoni, and to all the martyrs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Israeli army begins to remove the apartheid wall in Bil'in 21/6/2011

Bil'in - Ramallah: Israeli occupation forces began on Tuesday to dismantle the separation wall Racial in the village of Bil'in west of Ramallah, note that this wall is composed of three barriers "fence" Of barbed wire, where he began dismantling the fence on the west...ern side of the first, presumably To complete the dismantling and demolition of the wall in full until mid-July next month , and came Resolution as a result of popular resistance continued in the village of Bil'in in more than six years Weekly, and on the decision of what is called the Israeli Supreme Court on 4/9/2007
That this wall is illegal and illegal, to recover to the village of Bil'in 1200 dunums out of
2300 dunums, note that the total area of the village of Bil'in is 4000 dunums.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Three injured, fields and trees burnt, and Freedom Theatre performers fired on i...n Bil'in

In today's demonstration in Bil'in against the Jewish-only colonies and the Apartheid Wall that illegally annexes 60% of the village's land, the local protesters and their international and Israeli supporters were accompanied by a group of acting students from the Freedom Theatre in Jenin. As every Friday, the protesters marched towards the Wall, waving the Palestinian flag, Kuffiyas, and images of the village's martyrs and prisoners, and chanting against the occupation and for a free Palestine. Also like every Friday for the past weeks, the army immediately started showering the protesters with a green liquid that the activists have termed "skunk" or "shit" because it pretty much smells like shit and doesn't come off any surface for days. In defiance, a few young man from the village stayed right in front of the soldiers, raising their hands in signs of victory and waving flags while getting showered with the liquid for most of 30 mins. Later, the shabab reported that the occupation army purposefully aimed the powerful stream of the skunk at the stones on the ground, which in turn hit their legs. Simultaneously, the army kept throwing tear gas grenades, and shooting volleys of tear gas canisters, sound bombs, and rubber coated steel bullets from three sides at the protesters to the extend that all protesters suffered breathing difficulties or asthma-like attacks and burning sensations on their skin.

Nonetheless, the demonstration continued, and the students from the freedom theatre performed a scene right in front of the soldiers, who came up to the gate to stare stupidly, unsure what to do, apparently due to the presence of several journalists. As soon as the performance turned into more chants against the illegal colonization of Palestine, the army resumed their shooting, and while at it, shot far into the fields, setting fire to olive trees and crops.

As the protesters went into the fields carrying branches of olive trees to put out the rapidly spreading fires and despite of calls to the soldiers, which were no more than 10m away, to desist, the army again shot steel bullets and tear gas canisters straight at the activists, who were trapped between the fences and hills of the village. When the protesters finally put out all fires and left, the soldiers shot yet more rounds of tear gas into the now empty field in one more show of their idiotic and yet criminal conduct.

26 year old actor Rabiya Turkmen and Issa Abu Rahma (42) sustained minor hand injuries from tear gas grenades and the 11 year old Mousa Yasin sustained a minor eye-injury from an ash-like substance from a tear gas canister. Several protesters could just about avoid getting shot. At least one olive tree could not be saved.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Israeli occupation forces deliberately burned hundreds of Acres of land of Bil'in, located behind the wall .

The Israeli soldiers this afternoon threw sound bombs in the land that located behind the Apartheid Wall in the village of Bil'in, which led to a fire in these lands, and burning of hundreds of dunums of  this land planted with olive trees,  when the people trying to  reach to land and stop the fire, But Israeli soldiers who had been in the area have prevented them from entering and fired sound bombs at them and forced the people to leave the area, on the other hand had appealed to citizens crews Palestinian Civil Defense in an attempt to stop the fire , which in turn sent one car Fire Brigade  to help people, where the Israeli army blocking their movement was not able to control the fire which gutted hundreds of olive trees romy, the israeli fire truck came to the place , but did not carry out operations and firefighters left the scene after they arrive ten minutes.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday 06/03/2011 Dozens of demonstrators suffered from tear gas asphyxiation in Bi'lin

Dozens of demonstrators were injured in Bi'lin's weekly demonstration organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall. In attendance was the Palestinian Ambassador to Argentina, Walid Al Moaket, Assistant Foreign Minister of the Palestinian Affairs Latin America and the Caribbean Ambassador Monjed Saleh, Ambassador of Argentina to the Palestinian National Authority Horacio Wamba, head of parliamentary delegation of Argentina Cecilia Marcha, high level parliamentary delegation from Argentina and dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and International activists.
The march began in the center of the village after Friday prayers headed towards the wall. The demonstrators raised Palestinian flags, pictures of martyrs Basem and Jawaher Abu Rahma, and pictures of the imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. They started chanting nationalists slogans in favor of the right of return and calling for an end to the occupation, and they chanted slogans calling for a response to the brutal policy of occupation against the displaced Palestinian people and the demolition of homes and building of settlements.
When the demonstrators reached the eastern separation fence, Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets and barrage of teargas. They also sprayed 'skunk' water, which is water treated with chemicals that gives it a foul smell which cannot be removed from clothing. Dozens of demonstrators were affected by teargas asphyxiation and were treated by an ambulance crew.
 The soldiers fired teargas into the olive groves with the intent of setting fire to them. Many olive trees were burned as a result of this. Participants were able to access areas of the fence and succeeded in tearing down a portion of it.  

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday 06/03/2011 On the anniversary of the Al Naksa one journalist was wounded in addition to dozens of cases of asphyxiation from gas in Bil'in.

  • Today a correspondent from Iranian TV and Watan TV was wounded in the weekly march in Bil'in organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall. Dozens of Palestinians participated on the 44th anniversary of the Al Naksa. Dozens suffered from the effects of tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers as well as the injuring of a journalist. Dozens of residents of Bil'in were joined by international and Israeli activists. The march began in the center of the village after Friday prayers. In the area above the wall, demonstrators raised two large Palestinian maps . The first map had a 63 written on it representing the years of the Nakba, and another had a 44 written representing the years of the Al Naksa. The participants raised Palestinian flags and pictures of the imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. Participants changed nationalist slogans in favor of the right of return and calling for an end to the occupation.

    At the eastern gate of the wall Israeli soldiers fired a barrage of tear gas. They also sprayed 'stink' water, which is water treated with chemicals that gives it a foul smell which cannot be removed from people's clothing. Among those injured was Khaled Mansra, who is a correspondent for Iranian TV and the Watan TV channel. He was hit in the leg by a tear gas canister and had to be treated to an ambulance crew. Participants of the demonstration were able to access areas of the wall and they succeeded in destroying tens of meters of the electronic fence.

    The soldiers also fired tear gas into the olive groves with the intent of setting fire to them. This led to the burning of many of the olive trees.