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The Israeli military attacks Bil'in weekly protest
Friday June 26, 2009 16:47
Dozens suffered from gas inhalation when Israeli troops attacked the weekly protest in Bil'in village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday.
International and Israeli supporters joined the villagers of Bil'in and marched from the village center after the Friday midday prayers.
Joining the protest on Friday was the the Canadian writer and Journalist Naomi Klein.
The protesters demanded the halt of the Israeli illegal settlements and the construction of the wall.
As the protesters arrived at the wall, Israeli troops stationed at its gate fired a barrage of sound bombs, tear gas and rubber-coated bullets.
Dozens were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation. This week the Israeli military attacked the village on a number of occasions and kidnapped six people among them two children.
In Bil'in, Author Naomi Klein Calls for Boycott of Israel
by Agence France Presse
Published on Friday, June 26, 2009
Bestselling author Naomi Klein on Friday took her call for a boycott of Israel to the occupied West Bank village of Bilin, where she witnessed Israeli forces clashing with protesters. "It's a boycott of Israeli institutions, it's a boycott of the Israeli economy," the Canadian writer told journalists as she joined a weekly demonstration against Israel's controversial separation wall.
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