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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Israeli Troops Attack Palestinian demonstration in solidarity with Egypt

IMEMC - Several hundred Palestinians, along with international and Israeli supporters, gathered in the village of Bil'in on Friday for their weekly non-violent protest. This week's protest called for national unity, and in solidarity with the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings. Israeli troops attacked the march with tear gas and concussion grenades.

After mid-day prayers Friday, the villagers gathered at the center of Bil'in, and began marching toward the site of construction of the Israeli Annexation Wall on village land. The protesters carried banners and chanted slogans in solidarity with the people of Egypt. They waved both Palestinian and Egyptian flags, and called for national unity among all Palestinians. In addition, they chanted for an end to the Israeli military occupation of their land, and called on Israeli authorities to carry out the order of the Israeli High Court to change the route of the Wall from the current site.

When the march drew near to the site of the Israeli Wall - which is constructed on land belonging to the people of Bil'in - the Israeli troops stationed there began firing several dozen rounds of tear gas and concussion grenades toward the demonstrators. A number of the demonstrators suffered from asphyxiation, and had to be treated by ambulance crews nearby...
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