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International, local and Israeli activists tear-gassed in Bil'in demonstration

Nov. 28, 2008 4:57 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 28, 2008 4:57 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli soldiers fired teargas, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at a group of Bil'in residents, Israeli and international activists on Friday as the group marched to the site of the separation wall in an anti-occupation protest.

The protesters raised Palestinian flags and banners calling for the guarantee of Palestinian's right to Jerusalem, the right of return, Palestinian controlled borders, access to water, the release of all Palestinian detainees from Israeli prisons and the removal of the separation wall and Israeli settlements from the West Bank and Gaza.

Joining the group this week were students from An Najah University and a large contingent of international activists.

The international activists carried banners showing their solidarity with the Palestinian people and the Palestinian right to resist the occupation and live in peace on their land.

A Danish activist described her presence at the demonstration as a result of her "belief in [Palestinians'] right to live in peace."

"We are here today in Bili'n," she said, "because we see the wall as an obstacle to the building of a Palestinian state."

A Japanese protester explained that he was at the protest "to show my solidarity with the Palestinians in Bili'n on the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian people. I have heard a lot about this village and the weekly protests against the wall and settlements. I admire the struggle in Bili'n."

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