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Protestors Wounded During Bil'in's Nonviolent Anti-wall Protest

author Saturday June 19, 2010 02:05author by George Rishmawi - IMEMC News Report post

The villagers of Bil'in organized their weekly nonviolent protest against the wall despite Israeli declaration of the area as a closed military zone.

Protestors wearing football uniform during last week's protest (Photo: Bilin Village Archive)
Protestors wearing football uniform during last week's protest (Photo: Bilin Village Archive)

A number of protestors were wounded when Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at the non-violent demonstration in the village, which is located near Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

The demonstration started after the mid-day Friday prayer and was joined by international and Israeli supporters.

Protestors attempted to reach their lands which were confiscated by the Israeli military to build the wall. They carried Palestinian flags, banners and signs slamming the Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank, and the latest decision to build 1,600 settler units in settlements near Jerusalem.

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