BIL’IN: On seventh anniversary of Arafat’s death, Brazilian activist injured and dozen poisoned by gas at weekly protest 13Nov11 November 13, 2011

Brazilian woman, Angela (37) years was wounded  of suffocation severe as a result of inhaled large amounts of poison gas, was transported by Ambulance to Ramallah hospital for treatment, in addition to injuring dozens of protesters suffocation in the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in in the seventh anniversary of the martyr of President Yasser Arafat,  with the participation of Brazilian delegation from the Foundation (VIA compesine ) (MST)   , Irish delegation , dozens of Palestinians ,international  and Israeli peace activists.

The march began after Friday prayers, heading from the center of the village to the land that was liberated after the separation fence was dismantled in June. Participants raised Palestinian flags , pictures of the martyr Yasser Arafat, and pictures of the prisoners, They shouted patriotic slogans calling for the departure of the occupation, destruction of the apartheid wall, freedom and rights for Palestinian prisoners.

Upon their arrival to the Abu Lemon nature reserve, some local participants were able to remove some of the barbed wire and iron posts that surround the wall.  then The soldiers behind the concrete wall shot tear gas canisters and rubber bullets toward the demonstrators , which caused the injury of Brazilian activist  as well as dozens of participants  with poison gas,, during which some local participants threw stones over the wall, then the soldiers followed  the participants in the mountains in an attempt to arrest them.


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