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Non-Violent Protesters In Bil'in Suffer Tear Gas Inhalation

author Saturday January 30, 2010 01:36author by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News Report post

This Friday, in the West Bank village of Bil'in, numerous people including two Palestinian journalists suffered tear gas inhalation.

Youth injured in Bil'in Friday protest - file photo by Haytham Al Khateeb 2009

For the past five years, villagers and international supporters have participated in the weekly march, beginning at the village center after mid-day prayers.

As the procession reached the gate of the wall annexing Palestinian land, Israeli troops showered protesters with tear gas.

Dozens were treated for gas inhalation, among them Ahamad Assaf and Sultan Abu Al Enien, both employees of the Palestine TV station.

Earlier this week, Israeli military detained Mohamed Al Khateeb. Khateeb is a member of the local committee against the wall and settlement construction who helps organize the weekly protest in the village of Bil'in.

category ramallah | non-violent action | news report author email ghassan at imemc dot org
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