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Hundreds join funeral procession of slain Bil’in protester; witnesses release photos

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on April 19, 2009

In their statement condemning the killing, the Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom noted:

This escalation was not caused by the demonstrators’ behavior, in which there had been no change, but to new instructions given to the military forces on the ground. Whether by explicit instructions or by a tacit nod and a new “spirit of the commander”, the finger on the trigger was loosed and authorization given for the tear gas containers as lethal missiles.

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Israeli forces attack Bil’in anti-wall protest; four injured

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

The demonstration on Friday afternoon was meant to commemorate Land Day, but Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters, injuring four of them, including Americans and others who choked on teargas or were shot.

It was not immediately clear whether or not the injured demonstrators were shot by live fire or rubber-coated bullets, although it is usually the latter at the weekly anti-wall demonstrations across the West Bank.

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Protesters’ banners condemned Israel’s ongoing policies and violence against civilians, especially in Jerusalem and commemorated what the Palestinians call the Land Day. The protest began in the center of the village then headed towards the Apartheid Wall which is being built on Bil’in’s land.

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