Scores of people suffered effects of tear gas inhalation on Friday among them Mohamed Baraka, an Arab member of the Israeli Parliament, during the weekly protest against the wall at the village of Bil’in central West Bank.
Residents of the village along with their international and Israeli supporters gathered at the village center after the midday prayers. Local organizers welcomed the visiting groups such as Baraka.
Later on people marched towards the gate of the wall separating farmers from their lands. As soon as protesters arrived Israeli troops fired tear gas at them.
This week the protesters commemorated the 5th anniversary of the death of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.