5 June 2009
Five protesters were injured and dozens surfed from Gaza inhalation when Israeli troops attack the weekly protest in Bil’in village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday.
Residents of Bil’in and their international and Israelis supporters marched from the village center after the Friday midday prayers. They were joined by scores of Fatah movement members from the Ramallah district.
The protesters demanded the halt of the Israeli illegal settlements and the construction of the wall; they also held Palestinian and banners demanding US president Obama to translate his words into actions.
Ra’ed Radwan secretary general of Fatah movement in the Ramallah district said that Fatah movement will continue to resist the Israeli wall and settlements.
As the protestors arrived at the wall, they were greeted by a barrage of sound bombs, tear gas and rubber-coated bullets from the Israeli soldiers.
Kamel Al Khateeb, 16, Mohamed Al Khateeb, 16, Mohamed Abu Sa’di, Tarik Al Khateeb, and Abdullah Abu Rahma were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets while dozens were treated for gas inhalation.