BIL’IN: journalist injured and dozens affected by poisonous gas 30Jan12 January 30, 2012

The journalist Mohib Barghouthi (45 year) was wounded today with two rubber bullets In both legs, as well as Dozens of cases  of suffocation in the  weekly march which organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in. Dozens of Palestinians, international activists,  and Israeli peace activists were participated this demonstration .

Despite the bad weather  the march began after Friday prayers from the center of the village toward to the land that was returned a few months ago, Participants raised Palestinian flags and the  yellow banners which painted with the image of the captive leader Marwan Barghouti, and they chanted national slogans calling for the departure of the occupation , the destruction of the apartheid wall and calling for freedom of Palestinian political prisoners .

Upon the arrival of participants to Abu Limon area, some of the participants were able to cut and remove some of  the barbed wire, occupation forces stationed behind the concrete wall fired tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as sound bombs. Waste water, mixed with chemicals, was also sprayed in large quantities towards the activists, which led to the injury of the journalist Barghouti who was transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex for treatment, and to the suffocation of dozens of participants, all of them were treated with poison gas on site by Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance  teams.

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