On Friday Palestinians, Israeli, and International activists marched to the wall built on the central west Bank village of Bilâ€™in lands.
Todayâ€™s protest was in commemoration of the April 19th 1948 Dier Yassin massacre. Etzel and Lechi zionist military organizations attacked Deir Yassin, a village near Jerusalem and killed 100 civilians.
As demonstrators reached the gate of the wall soldiers began firing tear gas at the crowd. At one point soldiers used a cannon that shoots 30 canisters of gas at once to disperse the crowd. Soldiers also used live ammunition and rubber coated bullets against non-violent demonstrators today.
Palestinian Journalist and videographer Haitham Al Khatib from Bilâ€™in was detained by troops who invaded the village after the protest. Al Khatib also works with the Israeli human rights information center Bâ€™tselem; he returned to the village on Thursday from a three-week tour in Europe where he was showing his latest film â€śLife on Wheelsâ€ť.
The film looks at occupation in Bilâ€™in through the experience of Jody McIntire an International activist from the EU.