Friday, January 6, 2012

Amazing video footage from Bil'in, as village commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the death of Jawaher Abu Rahma

Dear friends,
on 1 January 2011, Jawaher Abu Rahma was killed by Israeli Occupation Forces when she was overcome by the huge quantities of teargas fired by the IOF at unarmed protestors in Bil'in.  In April 2009, the IOF also killed Jawaher's brother Bassem, a well-known leader of the Bil'in Popular Committee.  Bassem was killed when the Israeli Occupation Forces fired a teargas canister directly at him, hitting him in the chest killing him within minutes of being hit.  This week's demonstration in Bil'in marked the 1st year anniversary of Jawaher's death with over 300 people attending the demonstration.  Please find below some amazing footage of the demonstration filmed by Haithem Khatib - who regularly documents the demonstrations in his village.   The footage is of the IOF crossing the wall onto the village land and shows at least one protestors managing to throw a teargas canister back into an Israeli jeep and anothe protestor physically jumping in front of a soldier to prevent him firing on unarmed demonstrators.

In solidarity, Kim

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