Weekly non-violent protest at Bil’in

August 16, 2008 12:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli army dispersed the weekly non-violent protest in Bil’in village north of Ramallah on Friday midday with gas, guns and grenades.
After the weekly Friday prayer, a group 300 internationals and peace activists marched ain solidarity with the people of Bil’in village. The protest was against the illegal wall being built on the local village lands.

The protestors were also demonstrating against the Israeli killings of local civilians and the illegal closures and confiscation of lands and property. The protestors walked towards the wall with the intention of reaching the villagers lands behind it.

Israeli troops attacked the protest by shooting CS gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, and concussion grenades at the protesters.

Dozens civilians were reported as suffering from gas inhalation. Israeli troops also threw manure and chemical water at the protestors.

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