Israeli Forces Kill Female Protester in Bil’in + Protesters Breached the Wall in Bil’in (updated)

Updated: added Democracy Now! video

Israeli ROR in mass demo against the separatio...

Israeli ROR in mass demo against the separation fence in Bil’in (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

haithmkatib | January 01, 2011

Israeli Forces Kill Female Protester in Bil’in

Jan 01, 2011

Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, was evacuated to the Ramallah hospital yesterday after inhaling massive amounts of tear-gas during the weekly protest in Bil’in, and died of poisoning this morning. Abu Rahmah was the sister of Bassem Abu Rahmah who was also killed during a peaceful protest in Bil’in on April 17th, 2010.

Doctors at the Ramallah hospital fought for Jawaher Abu Rahmah’s life all night at the Ramallah Hospital, but were unable to save her life. Abu Rahmah suffered from severe asphyxiation caused by tear-gas inhalation yesterday in Bil’in, and was evacuated to the Ramallah hospital unconscious. She was diagnosed as suffering from poisoning caused by the active ingredient in the tear-gas, and did not respond to treatment.

Jawaher Abu Rahmah was the sister of Bil’in activist, Bassem Abu Rahmah, who was shot dead with a high velocity tear-gas projectile during a demonstration in the village on April 17th, 2009.

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Protesters Breached the Wall in Bil’in 31-12-10

yisraelpnm | December 31, 2010

Over a thousand protesters responded to the Bil’in Popular Committee’s call to march on the Wall in the village today, in what they announced to be “the last day of the Wall”. Two protesters were hospitalized for their injuries.

Over a thousand people heeded to the call issued by the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements today, and joined the weekly demonstration. Despite the siege laid on the village by the Israeli army, activists – Palestinians, Israelis and internationals – swarmed the hills and valleys surrounding Bil’in by the hundreds and managed to join those already in the village.

Among those giving speeches before the demonstration were local leaders, as well as Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, who voiced his support for Bil’in and the popular struggle. The march then proceeded towards the Wall, where it was barraged with tear-gas on sight.

Small organized groups of protesters then spread across the Wall to try and implement the popular committee’s announcement that he last day of the decade will indeed also be the last day of the Wall on Bil’in’s land. An overwhelming number of Israeli soldiers and Border Police officers spread along the path of the Wall, but were not able to stop demonstrators equipped with bolt-cutters from breaching through the Wall in three places.

In one place, the protesters actually managed to carry a rather significant chunk of the Wall back to the village.

One protester was hit in the face with a tear-gas projectile shot directly at him, and required hospitalization. Another female protester suffered such degree of asphyxiation from the tear-gas that she had to be evacuated to the Ramallah ICU, where she is still under observation.


Bilin Weekly Demo 31.12.2010 By

haithmkatib | December 31, 2010

On the anniversary of the start of the Palestinian revolution of the 46,
Bil’in pick out the wall of apartheid, despite strict military measures and the closure of the three entrances to Bil’in


Protesters in Bil’in Remove Parts of Israel’s Wall, Troops Critically Injuries A civilian

Hundreds of protesters marched on Friday at the village of Bil’in protesting the Israeli built wall on villager’s lands.

Despite the Israeli army blockaded on the village since early morning, Israeli and international supporters joined the protest. Palestinian Prime Minister and other local leaders joined the villagers of Bil’in this week.

As is the case for the past six years the protest started after the midday prayers at the village mosque had ended. As soon as people reached the wall local youth then dismantled parts of it. Israeli soldiers stationed at the nearby gate separating local farmers from their lands fired tear gas.

A local youth was hit with a tear gas in his face and was moved to Ramallah city for treatment, many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

“Today the wall was dismantled in Bil’in, soon it will fall all over the West Bank , Bil’in will continue its popular resistance.

The Israeli High Court ruled that the path of the Wall in Bil’in is illegal and must be rerouted more than three years ago. The court ruling gave the villagers 1000 dunoms of the 2300 dunoms of land it took to construct the wall and the nearby settlement. The Israeli army still refuses to remove the wall.

Even though the nature of Bil’in protests was nonviolent in most case they have been meet with lethal force by the army. In September of 2009 Israeli soldiers shot and killed Bassem Abu Rahma while protesting the Israeli wall.



Eyewitnesses Describe Death of Palestinian Woman in Israeli Tear Gas Attack

Democracy Now!
Jan. 4, 2011

A Palestinian woman died Friday after Israeli forces shot her with tear gas during a peaceful protest against the West Bank separation wall in the village of Bil’in. Israeli and Palestinian eyewitnesses, as well as staff at a hospital in Ramallah, say that Jawaher Abu Rahma died after inhaling massive amounts of tear gas fired by the Israeli military at the demonstration. She was 36 years old. We speak with an Israeli activist and an Israeli doctor who were at the protest.

via Eyewitnesses Describe Death of Palestinian Woman in Israeli Tear Gas Attack.



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6 thoughts on “Israeli Forces Kill Female Protester in Bil’in + Protesters Breached the Wall in Bil’in (updated)

  1. You won’t ever get israeli’s and American Soldiers fighting side by side in Iraq or Afganistan. It would unite every muslim country in the world against them if that happened. America, doesn’t want them there. They have enough problems, as it is, without that one adding to it.

  2. The reason you wont find an israeli soldier in iraq or afganistan, is cos even if they wanted to be there, which i doubt, then Americans would never allow it. The one thing that would set every Muslim country in the world against America, is if Israeli and American soldiers where fighting side by side.

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  5. Hey, I’ve got a question that is never asked….. All the time we are told that Israel is our only ally in the mid east and we must always support her…. Well, we are fighting 2 wars in the mid east against the evil terrorists and to ensure our freedom but there ain’t a single Israeli in the mix putting his/her ass on the line for the cause…. Why is that???? I mean,,, that sure as hell doesn’t sound like a very good ally to me…..

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