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Photos By Rani Burnat


Photos By Rani Burnat

  15-7-2011 Friday-One citizen was injured in addition to dozens of participant were suffered resulting of inhalation tear gas in the weekly demonstration in Bil'in. Iyad bornat(38)years was injuredin his right leg by tear gas canister, in addition to dozens of demonstrators were subject to suffocation do to Israeli forces launching tear gas canisters at them following their arrival in the area adjacent to the barrier build on Bil'in's land. The march called for by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil'in began after Friday prayer. Participants gathered in front of the mosque and moved through the village towards the liberated territory adjacent to the barrier where villagers and their supporters have been cleaning and rebuilding. The people of Bil'in, along with dozens of international and Israeli activists, raised Palestinian flags and banners of the various national factions while chanting slogans demanding the demolition of the wall and an end to the occupation. Upon the arrival of the participants to the area next to the barrier Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at them in an attempt to prevent them from working the land and moving forward with the process of reclamation. A group of settlers living in Mitataaho Zrah, an illegal settlement built on territory belonging to Bil'in, gathered and chanted racist slogans against Palestinians. They remained under the protection of the Israeli soldiers while doing this.

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