Two wounded, many others suffer suffocation in peaceful anti wall march
|Sunday, June 14,2009 03:42|
Two demonstrators were wounded, one of them a foreign peace activist, when Israeli occupation forces fired rubber-coated bullets and gas canisters at the weekly peaceful anti-wall march in Bil"in village, Ramallah district.
Eyewitnesses said that Mustafa Al-Khabit and a foreign activist were hit with the rubber-coated bullets while tens others were treated for suffocation when the IOF intensively fired shots and gas bombs at them.
A 40-member American delegation from the Code-Pink women for peace movement took part in the march that was blocked by IOF soldiers from reaching Palestinian lands confiscated for the establishment of the separation wall.
A similar march in Nil"in village, also in Ramallah district, was organized after the Friday congregation with the participation of tens of foreign solidarity activists.
Member of the Nil"in anti wall committee Salah al-Khawaja said that the march was in continuation of the popular, peaceful struggle against the separation wall.
He invited American president Barrack Obama, who advocated peaceful struggle, to come to see for himself what the Palestinians are suffering as a result of such peaceful struggle.
Khawaja pointed out that five people were killed, 600 were wounded and 70 were arrested by the IOF troops during those peaceful marches.
Meanwhile, Israeli settlers burnt 8 dunums of Palestinian cultivated lands southeast of Nablus city on Thursday, local sources said, adding that those settlers daily attack Palestinian citizens and lands.