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- VIEQUES EN SOLIDARIDAD CON EL PUEBLO PALESTINO
SOLIDDARITY FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
Several wounded in Bil�in�s weekly anti-wall protest
Friday March 07, 2008 18:47
Dozens of the residents of Bil�in near Ramallah took to the streets on
Friday in their weekly march protesting the confiscation of the village�s
land and the illegal construction of the wall in the village.
The residents were joined by a number of international and Israeli peace
activists, in addition to a number of the supporters of Palestinian
Democratic Federation Party (Fida), who are celebrating the eighteenth
anniversary of the party.
Protestors carried signs condemning the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip
and others demanding the dismantling of the wall that is causing serious
hardships to the farmers in the village.
The protestors were stopped by the Israeli soldiers at the iron gate of the
wall and were prevented to reach their confiscated land. Troops used tear
gas and sound bombs to force the protestors to leave.
Palestinian youth who were in the march responded by throwing rocks at the
soldiers, who, in turn, fired rubber-coated steel bullets. As a result, a
number of Palestinians and Internationals were treated for gas inhalation.
Meanwhile an Israeli peace activist identified as Marina and a Palestinian
protestor identified as Naji Shouha were wounded by the rubber-coated steel
bullets; their wounds were described as moderate.
For more information:
The Bilin Friends of freedom and Justice -society
Tel: 972 547 847 942
HYPERLINK "blocked::http://www. ffj-bilin.org/"http://www. Ffj-bilin.org
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