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Shot in the Shoulder

Nina, Eric, Phil, Greta

About 10 pm last night, soldiers came roaring into Bil’in, coming down the road by the school and throwing sound bombs at the village. As they continued down the road to the mosque, they began throwing tear gas as well.

They were met at the mosque by boys throwing stones, giving them an excuse to throw another tear gas container. A Palestinian man was shot in the shoulder by a rubber bullet as he was trying to stop the boys from throwing stones.

The soldiers apparently set up a temporary checkpoint at the end of the village close to the house they had threatened to burn down just two nights before.

After an hour, they left, and the village returned to as normal a routine as a village can that is under occupation. These incursions are now happening every other night and at different hours, making life impossible for the children.