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Biddu demonstrates against apartheid

10 June 2011| Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

The village of Biddu held a demonstration this week demanding access to their farmlands and a end to the Separation Wall in their village. In 2004, four demonstrators were shot dead by live ammunition in a similar demonstration.

Roughly 50 people gathered near an Israeli placed gate at the edge of the agricultural lands of Biddu on Friday for an unarmed demonstration. Quickly the demonstration turn into chaos as Palestinian youth threw rocks and the Israeli army responded with tear gas and stun grenades. No injuries were reported in the course of the demonstration, which lasted for several hours. In 2004, four unarmed demonstrators were shot dead in Biddu by live fire from Israeli soldiers. In recent years, demonstrations in the village have been all but non-existent.