Friday, 9 September 2011

Israeli Forces Attack Anti-Wall Activists in Bilin Palestinians and international activists who were protesting against Israel's illegal separation wall in the occupied West Bank have been attacked by Israeli troops firing tear gas. Palestinian sources reported on Friday that many of those who participated in the anti-wall demonstration in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah were injured after Israeli soldiers tried to disperse them using tear gas. The separation wall cuts Palestinian villagers off from their lands and disconnect the West bank from the rest of the occupied territories. Weekly protests against Israel's controversial separation wall have been held in Bilin for years. This week however the demonstrators also expressed support for a UN bid for Palestinian statehood. The UN General Assembly will vote on Palestinian state on its 66th session which opens on 20 September. The state would include the West Bank and Gaza, with East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital. Share/Save/Bookmark Tags: palestine Add comment Name (required) E-mail (required, but will not display) Website

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