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Weekly demonstrations in Bil’in and al-Khader

Two international activists and a Palestinian injured in Bil’in Weekly Protest

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Three activists were injured by Israeli forces on Friday in the weekly protest against the separation wall in Bil’in; near the West Bank city of Ramallah: two of them are French activists and the third one is Mohamad Ali Abo Sa’di 65 years old, in addition to the dozens of protesters were treated for tear gas inhalation.

Villagers from Bil’in marched together with international and Israeli solidarity activists after Friday prayers, carrying Palestinian flags and banners demanding the removal of the Israeli wall and settlements, while calling on the international community to lift the siege on Gaza and help Palestinians retain Jerusalem. Participants also demanded that the Israeli army stop killing Palestinian civilians and end the use of live ammunition against non-violent protesters. As protesters approached the separation wall, Israeli forces prevented the villagers from reaching the gate that is supposed to provide access to their lands, and opened fire on them with tear gas canisters, sound bombs, and rubber-coated metal bullets. Three were injured and scores of protesters were treated for gas inhalation, In related news, the Israeli force released on Thursday afternoon Ali Hamadan Abo Rahma 17 years old, who were arrested four day before when the army invaded the village and attacked the houses of Mohammad Ali Yassin and Hamadan Ali Abo Rahama and terrorized the resident of the two homes while arresting Ali.

Al-Khader village protests the Israeli wall

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The village of Al-Khader, located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, organized on Friday midday a nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli wall being built on the village land.

At least 150 Palestinians from the village of Al Khader along with international supporters staged the protest at the nearby settlers’ road. The march started with midday prayers held near the army checkpoint there, and then speeches were delivered by local organizers. Israeli soldiers arrived at the protest and announced the area as a closed military zone then asked the protesters to move away. Protesters stood their ground and staged a protest for another hour or so. In his speech Samer Jaber, an organizer, in Al Khader said that “in this special day for Americans who are celebrating their independence, Palestinian are calling for that right”.