In Bil'in we had a clear proof of the escalation of the Israeli state suppression. This Friday we choose the southern part of the separation fence on the lands of Bil'in. When we arrived at the fence of the route the electronic fence run in its center, the commander warned us not to touch the fence. Thou we did not try to touch the fence, after a while, with out any provocation the soldiers started to shoot in the air, and threw shock and gas grenades. We decided to go along the fence to the north - where the gate is and were we usually demonstrate. When we arrived there we shout and call the soldiers "to repent" and go away. There too, after a while the soldiers started to shoot and throw grenades. Only then the kids started to throw stones on them. However, as they soldiers were not effective we stayed there till the demonstration was declared finished.
David video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0_gthMaDGc
The theme of the demonstration in Um Salmuna (Bethlehem region) was the 1st of May. Activists gave speeches about the robbing of the lands using the separation fence and on suppression and unemployment of the Palestinian workers. Like in Bil'in participated in the demonstration Internationals and Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative. After the demonstration, a Palestinian participant was arrested and few hours later released.
In Al Hader, the action was under the observation of Israeli snipers from the top of a near by hill, who seemed just waiting for an excuse to shoot.
The protest was in the shape of the noon prayer in the demonstration site instead of the mosque. At the end they anounced that there will be a big demonstration there on the 16th of May - 60 years for the 1948 Nakba.
Pictures and Hebrew report at https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/index.php