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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The NY Times is Waiting For Gandhi: Here They Are by Eileen Fleming

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July 5, 2010

On July 9, 2010, Nicholas D. Kristoff wrote from the West Bank agricultural village of Bilin “Waiting for Gandhi” which was published in the New York Times:

“Despite being stoned and tear-gassed on this trip, I find a reed of hope here. It’s that some Palestinians are dabbling in a strategy of nonviolent resistance that just might be a game-changer…But then a group of Palestinian youths began to throw rocks at Israeli troops…Soon after, the Israeli forces fired volleys of tear gas at us, and then charged.

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Israel Arrests Free Gaza Chairwoman, Huwaida Arraf + Bil’in Protest videos

Written by Free Gaza team
04 June 2010

Huwaida Arraf, Chairwoman and one of the passengers on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza was arrested today by Israeli Border Police at the weekly nonviolent demonstration in Bil’in. Bilin ( is the West Bank village outside of Ramallah, Palestine. Continue reading

The Wall/Fence in Bil’in: 2005-2010 by Eileen Fleming

by Eileen Fleming
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April 24, 2010

“They’re building a wall. A wall to keep distant the terrible sound of the houses that crumble and the children that die. A wall to keep separate the truth from the lie.” — Dave Rovics, “They’re Building a Wall”

The fifth Bil’in International Conference “on popular resistance to network and strategize in support to end the Israeli occupation and free Palestine” concluded on Friday, April 23rd with five demonstrators arrested and one Israeli activist taking a direct hit into the forehead which fractured his skull after Israeli soldiers shot him with a tear gas projectile.

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Israeli soldiers fire tear gas on Al Jazeera correspondent + Protests continue in the West Bank over land seizure

September 04, 2009

Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas on Palestinians protesting against the Israeli separation barrier which cuts through their West Bank village.

The soldiers also fired tear gas at Jacky Rowland, Al Jazeera’s correspondent who was covering the event live from near the village of Bilin.

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