BIL’IN: Raids, protests, arrests and tear gas 21-22May10 May 24, 2010

Night Raid on Bil’in 22-05-2010-at approximately 11pm, Saturday evening, the village of Bil’in was raided by the Israeli army once again. Armed forces entered the village and raided the houses of 27 years old Khassan Abu Rahmah ( who also got a phone call by the shabak) and 19 years old Yaseer Yaseen . The soldiers handed papers out to Khassan and Yasser ( it’s already the second time for Yasser), which order them to go to the shabak’s office for further questioning. As this military night action and the recent developments at the village’s weekly demonstration show, the Israeli army starts to act more and morer ruthless and violent. (Two childen got injured at the demonstration, that takes place every Friday). The continuous night raids by Israeli armed forces are in attempt to scare the residents and to crush the village’s peaceful protest against the occupation and against the illegal annexation of it’s land

Friday -21-5-2010 Two children injured, three arrested, and dozens suffer tear gas inhalation in Bil’in’s demonstration against the Wall
Today’s weekly demonstration in Bil’in was conducted in solidarity with the Israeli settlement boycott movement. Palestinians, Israelis and internationals gathered to protest not only the Wall, but also to promote the boycott of goods produced in West Bank Israeli settlements. Participants were given literature detailing the dozens of products that are produced on Palestinian land and billed as Israeli products for global markets. Demonstrators marched to the Wall and attached boycott posters on the fence before Israeli soldiers entered the gate and aggressively fired tear gas into the crowd. Two children, including a mentally disabled boy, were injured as a result. Three Israelis were arrested during the Israeli incursion: one journalist and two activists, Tali and Hamtal. Dozens suffered tear gas inhalation. The demonstration was attended by a group of visiting students from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and students from Al Quds University. Iyad Burnat spoke to the group about the village’s efforts to resist the confiscation and destruction of their land. Haitham al-Khatib’s film, Life on Wheels, was shown, along with a film about the life and death of Bassem Abu Rahme, who was killed by Israeli forces in Bil’in last April at a non-violent demonstration.

Dear friends,

Salaam and greetings from Bilin.

I hope that you are all doing well.  It seems to us that the Zionists and it occupation forces are now fighting us electronically after their failure in stopping the on going resistance in Bilin and the growing popular non violent resistance all over Palestine.

Our two email accounts: majdarmajdar@yahoo.com and bel3in@yahoo.com have been closed, or stolen, it is not clear for us yet what had happened but we will keep you posted.

The Israeli occupation Army wants to silence our resistance and do not want our voice to reach to you, but do not worry, our voice will always be stronger with you support and by you and us standing together for Justice.  We will not stop and we will keep going until freedom and Justice.

Please make sure to update your lists and information about our new email address: majdarmajdar@gmail.com
ibel3in@yahoo.com

Thanks for your continuous support for Palestine and for justice.

Salaam and Peace


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