by Ariadna Theokopoulos
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Non-violent resistance is the best way because the Israelis, moved by remorse, react to it with compassion (see below). Even when they use crowd control means to make sure the protesters stay non-violent, they use ecology-minded organic products, like skunk water.
It is only because of non-violent resistance that Israel has already decided to move back to the 1948 borders.
One protester critically wounded, dozens treated for tear gas in five anti-Wall protests Friday
Saturday August 11, 2012 06:16by Ghassan Bannoura and Staff – IMEMC News
Two civilians were injured on Friday in Kufer Kadum when Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at the villagers and their international supporters.Soldiers stopped the Kufer Kadum protesters at the entrance of the village then fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at them. One young man was critically injured in the head by a tear gas bomb and another man was injured in his leg by rubber-coated steel bullet. Many others were treated for tear gas inhalation.In the central West Bank, troops also used tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets against Bil’in, Nil’in and Nabi Saleh and their international and Israeli supporters. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation at all three locations.
In Bil’in village, the weekly march organized by the Popular Committee against the Wall and settlements in Bil’in began from the center of the village towards the area adjacent to the apartheid wall. The march included participation of residents from Bil’in, Israeli and foreigner peace activists. Participants raised Palestinian flags and they chanted slogans calling for the demolition of the apartheid wall , liberation of Palestinian political prisoners and ending the occupation.
Upon the arrival of participants to Abo laimon area, the Israeli soldiers situated behind the concrete wall started shooting tear gas, rubber bullets, and skunk water mixed with chemicals towards demonstrators which led to dozens of cases of asphyxiation, all of which were treated on the field
Elsewhere on Friday, in southern West Bank, Al Ma’sara villagers also held their weekly anti wall protest. Israeli forces station there forced people back into the village using rifle-buts and batons. No injuries were reported.