Israeli soldiers arrested, on Friday afternoon, ten protestors against the Separation Wall, BilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢in village, west of Ramallah in the West Bank; dozens of protestors were hurt after inhaling gas fired by the army.
Enat Fod-Kherno, an Israeli activist against the occupation and the Separation Wall said that soldiers blocked all roads leading to the village in an attempt to bar the Israeli peace activists from arriving to the village, to participate in the weekly protest against the Wall.
Fod-Kherno added that 40 Israeli activists managed to enter BilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢in after taking a hilly road and walking for three hours.
Dozens of international peace activists, and hundreds of residents marched peacefully towards the construction site of the wall; soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades, an Israeli peace activist reported.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Soldiers deliberately fired directly at the protestors, and fired at dozens of Palestinian homesÃ¢â‚¬Â, the activist reported.
Dozens of residents suffocated after inhaling gas fired by the army, several protestors fainted and received first aid.
Also, soldiers attempted to bar the journalist from entering the area, and declared it a closed military zone.
Fod-Kherno also said that the youth hurled stones at the army only after soldiers fired at the peaceful protest.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We filmed the protest, using normal and video-cameras, and we will publish the photos and videos later oneÃ¢â‚¬Â, Fod-Kherno added.
The protestors carried replicas of the Wall; the replicas included iron bars which symbolizes the occupation, while the wall symbolizes a big jail from the Palestinians.
Every Friday, residents of BilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢in along with Israeli and international peace activists peacefully protest against the separation wall, members of the Members of the Israeli Peace Bloc, Anarchist Against the Wall, International Solidarity Movement and other movements are always present in the village, and participate in its peaceful activities against the Wall, which are always met with violence by the army.
Also, Arab members of Knesset repeatedly participated at the protests, and were attacked by the soldiers.