World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


10 Israelis Arrested and Beaten at Anti-Wall Demo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10 Israelis Arrested and Beaten at Bil'in Anti-Wall Demonstration

May 6, 2005

Bil'in, Ramallah, West Bank

10 Israeli non-violent peace activists were gassed, arrested, and severely beaten with batons by Israeli soldiers today at an Anti- Wall demonstration in the village of Bil'in west of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Several Palestinian demonstrators were wounded by rubber coated metal bullets. 3 were treated for tear gas inhalation. Arrestee Rabbi Arik Asherman of Rabbis for Human Rights was seen being beaten to the ground after being handcuffed.

Today's demonstrators, including 150 - 200 Palestinians from Bil'in, 70 Israelis from the groups Rabbis for Human Rights, Anarchists Against the Wall, and Gush Shalom, and the International Solidarity Movement, left the village and headed for the path of the Wall being cut through Bil'in's olive fields. They carried signs reading "Stop the Wall", "No to the Wall" in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.

No construction was occurring today on the site, but Israeli soldiers stood guard. As marchers approached the path of the Wall they were told it was a closed military zone and that the demonstration was illegal. As they continued peacefully walking forward they were met immediately by tear gas being fired on them. Soldiers then attacked demonstrators beating the Israelis with wooden batons and arresting them. The soldiers continued beating demonstrators even after being handcuffed.

Sound grenades and rubber coated steel bullets were also fired at the crowd.

Several Palestinians received minor wounds in the head, legs, and stomach.

One person was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. Several demonstrators were also treated for gas inhalation. The 10 arrestees are being held by the police at Givat Ze'ev settlement near Jerusalem and are reported to be currently being released.

Today's demonstration, organized by village residents against the construction of the annexation Wall through their olive groves, is the most recent action in a very active popular campaign against the Wall. Two days ago, Palestinians joined by International and Israeli activists chained themselves to olive trees. 11 were arrested and released.

ENDSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10 Israelis Arrested and Beaten at Bil'in Anti-Wall Demonstration

May 6, 2005

Bil'in, Ramallah, West Bank

10 Israeli non-violent peace activists were gassed, arrested, and severely beaten with batons by Israeli soldiers today at an Anti- Wall demonstration in the village of Bil'in west of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Several Palestinian demonstrators were wounded by rubber coated metal bullets. 3 were treated for tear gas inhalation. Arrestee Rabbi Arik Asherman of Rabbis for Human Rights was seen being beaten to the ground after being handcuffed.

Today's demonstrators, including 150 - 200 Palestinians from Bil'in, 70 Israelis from the groups Rabbis for Human Rights, Anarchists Against the Wall, and Gush Shalom, and the International Solidarity Movement, left the village and headed for the path of the Wall being cut through Bil'in's olive fields. They carried signs reading "Stop the Wall", "No to the Wall" in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.

No construction was occurring today on the site, but Israeli soldiers stood guard. As marchers approached the path of the Wall they were told it was a closed military zone and that the demonstration was illegal. As they continued peacefully walking forward they were met immediately by tear gas being fired on them. Soldiers then attacked demonstrators beating the Israelis with wooden batons and arresting them. The soldiers continued beating demonstrators even after being handcuffed.

Sound grenades and rubber coated steel bullets were also fired at the crowd.

Several Palestinians received minor wounds in the head, legs, and stomach.

One person was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. Several demonstrators were also treated for gas inhalation. The 10 arrestees are being held by the police at Givat Ze'ev settlement near Jerusalem and are reported to be currently being released.

Today's demonstration, organized by village residents against the construction of the annexation Wall through their olive groves, is the most recent action in a very active popular campaign against the Wall. Two days ago, Palestinians joined by International and Israeli activists chained themselves to olive trees. 11 were arrested and released.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news