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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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