BREAKING NEWS: Israeli army injures dozens in Bil’in September 12, 2010

Press TV – 11 September 2010
Israeli soldiers have injured dozens of nonviolent protesters demonstrating against the anti-apartheid wall in the village of Bilin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Palestinians residents and Israeli and international activists were holding their weekly protests on Friday, chanting slogans against the separation wall, illegal settlements, arrests of Palestinians, and the constant attacks against the residents and their homes in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The protesters demanded the release of all political detainees, including detained local activists involved in nonviolent resistance against illegal settlements and the anti-apartheid wall. They also demanded that the illegal Israeli siege on Gaza be lifted.

As the protesters were marching toward the gate of the apartheid wall, Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets, concussion grenades, and gas bombs. A 19-year-old Palestinian resident was hit by a gas bomb on his back while dozens of others were treated for gas

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In related news, the residents of the village of Nabi Saleh and international peace activists also held their weekly nonviolent protests on Friday.

The protesters said that the real feast of Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will be the feast of liberation and independence from the hands of the occupying regime of Israel.

They marched toward one of the entrances of the village that has been sealed off by Israel since the beginning of the first Intifada in late September 2000. They also marched toward a military tower installed at the entrance of the village.

No incidents were reported in this area.

Meanwhile, the Popular Committee Against the Separation Wall and Illegal Settlements in Bilin welcomed a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemning Israel for arresting and prosecuting Abdullah Abu Rahma, a school teacher and a leading figure in nonviolent resistance.

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