Friday of Loyalty to the Martyrs.
A citizen of Bil'in was injured while dozens of others suffered asphyxiation due to poisonous gas in the village of Bil'in, west of Ramallah.
Issa Mahmoud Abu Rahma, a 41 year old resident of Bil'in, was wounded on his right hand by a tear gas canister, in addition to dozens of cases of asphyxiation for the protesters participating in the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against theWall and Settlements in Bil'in. Dozens of Palestinian, international, and Israeli peace activists participated in this week's march.
The march began after Friday prayers starting from the centre of the village and heading towards the land that has been revitalized. Upon reaching the land, the participants of the march raised Palestinian flags and a large banner painted with the image of the martyrs Basem and Jawaher Abu Rahma, as well as patriotic slogans and pictures of the prisoners. They chanted national slogans calling for the end of the occupation and the destruction of the apartheid wall.The protesters also called on Palestinians to remain faithful to the constants of Palestine and called for freedom for all prisoners.
When the participants arrived at the Abu Lemon preserve they managed to remove some of the barbed wire and iron. After this, the soldiers who were behind the concrete wall fired canisters of gas as well as rubber-coated bullets. This excessive use of force resulted in the injury to Issa Abu Rahma and the asphyxiation of dozens of protesters. Following these events clashes broke out between the participants and the Israeli soldiers behind the wall during which participants threw stones at the.