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Three injured during weekly Bil’in demonstration

13th September 2013 | Friends of Freedom and Justice | Bil’in, Occupied Palestine

Today, 09/13/2013, the weekly demonstration at Bil’in continued with protests in solidarity with the prisoners in Israel, against the illegal settlements and the apartheid wall. Three people were injured, Abdullah Ahmad Yassin (22), was shot with a tear gas canister in the head, Muawiya Ghazi (19) received injuries as he fell attempting to run from the Israeli army, and 14-year-old Nasser Bernat was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the chest.

A demonstrator confronting soldiers (Photo by Mohammed Yasin)

A demonstrator confronting soldiers (Photo by Mohammed Yasin)

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched from the centre of the village towards the annexation wall, waving Palestinian flags and chanting for national unity.

Israeli army firing tear gas at demonstrators (Hamza Burnat)

Israeli army firing tear gas at demonstrators (Hamza Burnat)

The Israeli occupation forces responded with tear gas canisters, sound grenades and rubbed-coated steel bullets.

A soldier throwing a tear grenade towards demonstrators (Photo by Rani Bornat)

A soldier throwing a tear grenade towards demonstrators (Photo by Rani Bornat)