Dozens of people suffered the effects, on Friday, of inhaling gas fired by the Israeli army in the village of Bil’in, during the weekly non violent protest against the wall and settlement on the tenth anniversary of Sharon’s incursion of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem that sparked the second intifada.Dozens of people, including Israeli peace activists, internationals and villagers of Bil’in participated in this non-violent demonstration.
The participants carried Palestinian flags, pictures of prisoners from the popular resistance, and chanted slogans condemning the policy of occupation stating that ‘’Intifada will continue. No peace with occupation’’.
Another called to halt the policy of exclusion and deportation, condemning the policy of repression against the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and their release, and to lift the siege in Gaza Strip.
The demonstrators chanted national slogans calling for unity and rejection of differences, resist the occupation and release all prisoners. They also chanted slogans condemning the aggression against Jerusalem in general and Silwan in particular.
While demonstrators marched toward the wall, the Israeli army fired stun grenades, rubber coated bullets and tear gas which caused dozens to suffer ill-effects.
The popular committee against the wall and settlements in Bil’in confirmed that ‘’no peace with occupation, settlement and the wall. We will remain loyal to the blood of martyrs and we will continue to defend popular resistance until the demise of the wall and occupation or until the independence of the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.’’