One young men wounded in addition to dozens of cases of choking gas in Bil’in weekly demonstration

Friday 27/05/2011

Today in the weekly march in Bil’in organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall with the participation of US student delegation of American universities , one young men were injured, and dozens of people suffered from the effects of tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers. Dozens of Palestinians were joined by international and Israeli activists, The march began in the center of the village after Friday prayers. In the area above the wall, demonstrators raised the Palestinian flag, and pictures of the imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. Participants chanted nationalist slogans in favor of the right of return, and slogans calling for an end the occupation .

At the eastern gate of the wall, Israeli soldiers fired a shower of tear gas;; they also sprayed ‘stink’ water, water treated with a chemical that gives it a foul smell that can’t be removed from people’s clothes. Among those injured were Ibrahim Bornat, 28, who was hit by a tear gas canister in the eye and shoulder , had to be treated by ambulance and then transferred to the medical compound in Ramallah .

The soldiers also fired tear gas into the olive groves, with the purpose of setting fire to them. Fortunately, the people of Bil’in were able to put out the fire.

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