Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekly demonstrations continued in Bil’in village West of Ramallah.

Bil'in - Palestine,
On the (64) anniversary of al Nakba ,one citizen was injured in addition to dozens suffocation of demonstrators in bilin weekly demonstration.

Jameel Al khateeb  (21 years old) was injured  in his left leg  by rubber bullet in addition to Many citizens , peace 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 Palestinian in the (64) anniversary of al Nakba  , and the people of Bil'in and in solidarity.
The weekly march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village towards the land (Abu Lemon) that has been returned to the inhabitants of Bil’in. Participants raised Palestinian flags and photos of prisoners, and chanted slogans calling for national unity and for the departure of the occupation and destruction of the apartheid wall.  With a resounding claim Palestinians also remember the continued and ongoing support of Jerusalem.
 Upon the arrival of participants to the Abu Lemon area, participants managed to break through the barbed wire, which then led IOF soldiers who were stationed behind the concrete wall to begin shooting rubber bullets, stun grenades, tear gas and waste water mixed with chemicals towards the participants.  Al khateeb  was injured  in addition to dozens of local citizens ,foreign and Israeli peace activists Injuries occurred.  The injured were treated in the field by ambulance crews.  Clashes erupted between the participants and the occupation soldiers at which stones were thrown in response to the shootings of rubber bullets by the IOF.  Deliberate action of tear gas canisters directed towards the dry lands and olive groves  led to huge fires in the fields and neighboring areas.  Dozens of trees were destroyed, which is an economic loss and an environmental one as well.

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