TEN DAYS OF AMERICAN TEAR GAS AND COUNTING | PHOTO ESSAY BELOW

It will take more than tear gas canisters to end the struggle for Democracy both in Egypt and the Occupied West Bank. Despite the brutality used by the zionist forces in both of these localities, the Global Intifada continues to grow.


Bil’in Marches in Solidarity with the People of Egypt

Posted by Joseph Dana

Dozens of Palestinian, International and Israeli activists march under the banner of solidarity with the Egyptian people. The demonstration was attacked quickly with the same American made tear gas which has been used for the past ten days against the protests in Egypt.

The weekly march began after Friday prayers in the center of the village of Bil’in and featured residents together with dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli activists. They marched under the banner of solidarity with the Egyptian people. The protesters called for national unity, an end to the occupation, the removal of the separation barrier and the release of all political prisoners. Protesters also carried Palestinian and Egyptian flags to the area of the barrier.

Upon the arrival at the construction site of the barrier, the army fired dozens of tear gas and sound grenades towards the participants in an attempt to disperse them. Dozens of demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation as ambulance crews were forced to retreat from the protest area because of the amount of tear gas.

The popular committee of Bil’in released the following points of solidarity with the people of Egypt:
We salute the Egyptian and Tunisian people and reiterate the nation’s right to live in freedom and pride. We call for national unity and the preservation of civil peace, and to protect the home front and tolerance among all segments of society. We hope that the rebelling Arab people make it their priority to demand from any government or leadership to come to sever their ties with the Israeli occupation and abandon the Egyptian – Israeli peace treaty. We believe it would be better to direct the masses towards the Israeli embassies and interests as an alternative to targeting the capabilities of the Egyptian people and the headquarters of its security.

We call on all free nations in the world, especially Europe and the U.S., to get out in massive demonstrations on 11 \ 2 \ 2011 to confirm the right of peoples to live in freedom and dignity — a day of anger against the Israeli occupation of Arab land, and as a beginning of the Global Intifada.

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PHOTO ESSAY ~~ THANK YOU AMERICA!  (sic)

Photos © by Bud Korotzer
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