The Joint struggle of the anarchists against the wall with the popular comity of Bil'in against the separation fence and occupation intensified this week. A new regional commander of the Israeli state forces resulted in lot of harassments during the week, against Palestinians and Israelis protecting the Bil'in outpost in the village lands on the west side of the separation fence. After recruiting judicial activists and the abrupt replacement of the belligerent commander things seem to improve. In the Friday demonstration it was expressed in the small retreat of the state forces from the absolute blocking of the demonstration at the arbitrary read line at the foot of the hill the gate to the lands of the village on the west side of the separation fence. After some physical confrontation and use of threats and shock grenades and detaining few activists, they let tens of us to stay at a point up the hill including the previously detained that were surprisingly released and let join us.
After a while the state force retreated a bit and we ended our demonstration in a "peaceful" manner.
Member of Village comity Abdulla Abu Rahma had been shoot in his head - Bil'in 11-1-08 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7UVTYGfvlsvideo
link of Bil'in protest 18-01-2008 by emad bornat http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=emadbornat
Report of member of the Bil'in village comity on the Friday demonstrations of Bil'in and the apartheid highway 443:
"The villagers of Bil'in located near the Central West Bank city of Ramallah, along with their international and Israeli supporters conducted their weekly demonstration against the illegal Israeli wall on Friday.
The theme of this week's demonstration was calling on the international community to force Israeli to stop its deadly attacks on Palestinians, especially in the Gaza Strip. As is the case each week the protesters marched from the village center towards the construction of the illegal wall Israel is building on the village land.
As soon as the protesters reached a barricade set up by the Israeli soldiers just outside the village, Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber coated metal bullets on the unarmed protesters injuring three of them. Among those injured was Ibraheem Burnat one of the coordinators of the Popular Resistance against the Wall and Settlement Committee in the village of Bil'in.
Meanwhile near Ramallah, villagers from several villages east of Ramallah along with international and Israeli peace activists* protested at the settler road known as 443 that cuts through those villages. Troops attacked the protesters with tear gas and several people suffered gas inhalation injuries and were moved to a nearby medical center for treatment.
For more information:
The Bilin Friends of freedom and Justice -society
* For various reasons some of those reporting on the presence of the anarchists against the wall present us as "Israeli peace activists".
This Friday, it was the turn of the village Al Hader to rise high the flag of struggle. It is one of the Bethlehem region villages who are fighting against the separation fence that rob their lands. The recruiting of the village people by the village comity for the first massive demonstration brought hundreds of participants who were joined by internationals activists, and Israeli activists of the anarchists against the wall initiative. The demonstration marched to the intersection out of the village. The villages had there their Friday noon prayer and returned to the village.