Israeli Forces Kill Another Protester in Bil'in
Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, died as a result of massive tear gas inhalation fired by the Israeli Occupation Forces on New Years Eve during the weekly demonstration in Bil'in.
We will hold a vigil in commemoration of Jawaher Abu Rahmah's killing and show solidarity with the non-violent struggle of Bil'in.
Abu Rahmah was the sister of Bassem Abu Rahmah who was also killed during a peaceful protest in Bil'in on April 17th, 2009 and the sister of Ashraf Abu Rahma who was shot cuffed at close range
The Abu-Rahma family is being targeted for their active non-violence participation in the popular-struggle in the village Bil'in
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Bil’in is a Palestinian village that is struggling to exist. It is fighting to safeguard its land, its olive trees, its resources, its liberty.
By annexing close to 60% of Bil’in land for Israeli settlements and the construction of Israel’s separation wall, the state of Israel is strangling the village. Every day it destroys a bit more, creating an open air prison for Bil’in’s inhabitants.
Supported by Israeli and international activists, Bil’in residents peacefully demonstrate every Friday in front of the “work-site of shame”. And every Friday the Israeli army responds with violence, both physically and psychologically.
Bil’in residents have continued to withstand these injustices despite the frequent night raids of Israeli soldiers in the town followed by an increasing number of arrests of inhabitants and of activists. But now, the army has toughened the oppression by systematically arresting members of the Bil’in committee in charge of organizing the non-violent resistance actions. The aim of the arrests is to discourage Bil’in residents and reduce their resistance to the occupation.
By supporting Bil’in, you will help its inhabitants to continue their struggle and maintain hope in their fight for liberty. This site is dedicated to all people of good will - Palestinian, Israeli and the internationals who fight side by side against the injustices endured by the people of Bil’in. It is important to realize that what is going on in Bil’in is emblematic of the situation in all of Palestine.Filed under: