Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements
25 December 2009
On Friday, 25 December 2009, residents of Bil’in attempted to march to their land stolen by the Apartheid Wall, joined by representatives of the the Fatah party, including central committee member Abass Zaki. Demonstrators dressed as Santa Claus carried a Christmas tree decorated with tear-gas canisters and percussion grenades that were used by the military against the demonstrations.
The weapon-garnished tree was carried in support of Abdallah Abu Rahmah the coordinator of the Bil’in Committee Against the Wall and Settlements. Rahmah is currently held in a military prison and is being charged with holding lethal and dangerous weapons for keeping and creatively exhibiting discharged tear-gas canisters and sound grenades that the military used in Bil’in.
Dozen of demonstrators including Fatah central committee member Abass Zaki suffered from teargas inhalation.
The Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements called for the release of leaders and activists including Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Jamal Juma’, Adeeb Abu Rahmah and Mohammad Othman.
On Tuesday, 29 December 2009 at 10am, a demonstration in solidarity with Abdallah Abu Rahmah will be held outside of Ofer military base. Demonstrators will demand the release of all political prisoners.