Israeli trooped attacked the weekly nonviolent protest in Bil’in village on Friday, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah; dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and chemical burns.The protest was held by dozens of local residents, Israeli and international peace activists, with the focus of this week’s protest was on Jerusalem and the illegal Israeli violations that aim to displace the indigenous Palestinians from the city.
The Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in reported that the protestors marched despite the heavy rainfall, and chanted slogans calling for the ending of the Israeli occupation, and the removal of the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall.
As the protestors arrived at the Abu Limon reservation, which was recently returned to the residents after a lengthy legal battle, soldiers stationed behind the concrete wall, fired tear-gas canisters, rubber-coated metal bullets, and even sprayed the protesters with waste-water mixed with chemicals.
Dozens of protestors were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, while several protestors were treated for the effects of the chemicals sprayed on them by the army’s water-cannons. They all received treated by field medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent teams.