Two citizens were injured in addition to dozens of cases of suffocation from poison gas in the village of Bil’in ,west of Ramallah. Two citizens were wounded ,Abdullah Mohammed Yasin, 19 years old, was shot by a rubber bullet in his back. Aed al Khateeb ,18 years old, got a rubber bullet in his leg, in addition to dozens of cases of asphyxiation from poison gas in the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil’in. The march comes to support the Palestinian prisoners, especially the prisoner Hana Shalabi in her hunger strike which started 23 days ago. The march included the participation of people of Bil’in , Israeli and international peace activists.
The march began after Friday prayers from the centre of the village heading to the land which was liberated last June. Participants raised Palestinian flags and yellow banners with a picture of the captive leader Marwan Barghouti, they chanted slogans, called for national unity, national slogans for the departure of the occupation , destruction of the apartheid wall, slogans for the Palestinians to remain faithful to Palestinian constants and to support Jerusalem, they also called for freedom of Palestinian prisoners
Upon the arrival to Abu Lemon area , protesters were able to remove some of the barbered wire, made holes, and broke through the fence , then the soldiers who were situated behind the concrete wall shot rubber bullets , stun grenades and canister tear gas toward the participants. This caused the injury of two citizens and caused suffocation of dozens of participants .Some young demonstrators threw stones at the soldiers.
For its part, the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil’in denounced the arbitrary decision by the Court towards the photographer captive Hamza Bornat, that sentenced him to18 months in prison and a 5000 NIS fine. This sentence comes after four months of his arrest, knowing that this arrest is the second one after he was arrested two years ago and sentenced to 9 months in prison because he took part in a peaceful demonstration in Bil’in.