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Published Friday 18/09/2009 (updated) 21/09/2009 11:09
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Bethlehem - Ma'an - More than 100 of farmers, youth, international and Israeli peace activists marched against the Israeli separation wall Friday, and armed with car tires and home made ladder to climb the high wall they managed to burn one section and pull down three others.

According to participants one of the youth passed over the wall and set fire to car tires, damaging the fence and the sensors attached to it. A second group of youth burned a stack of 10 tires at one of the gates in the concrete wall, with black smoke billowing toward the nearby settlement.

"This is the first message sent from N'lin's people that the wall will not prevent them from going to their lands that was taken from them," a statement from the local popular committee said.

The committee reported that groups of demonstrators were met by 70 soldiers and 15 jeeps. Dozens of tear gas canisters were launched at the ralliers and many suffered from temporary respiratory problems due to the noxious fumes.

Youth, who had been collecting full tear gas canisters that failed to detonate over the past several weeks of protests, began shooting these back to the soldiers. "This was a strong message from the village: 'shoot us, and we will shoot back'," the statement said.

Another youth climbed the concrete wall and tied rope to the hand-sized holes in the top of each slab. Together protesters pulled on the rope and reportedly managed to take down three concrete blocks of the Wall. "This is the first time something like this has ever been happened, and the people were happy to have such a success," the committee said. "This was the third message: one day the wall will fall and Ni'lin will be the start."



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1 ) Haifa / USA
19/09/2009 00:19
Tahya Falasteen Hurrah, biladuna lana sanaoud mahma jara al jaman alyna. Congratulations to Bilin residents for their Sumud, we are behind you all the way. This is the beginning to end the tyranny and ugly occupation.

2 ) Jamal / Palestine
19/09/2009 03:15
Long live Palestine
Hail to thee Haifa/ USA
Hail to all those who keep on supporting Plaestinains in their cause
Long live Maan News Agency for exposing the Isareli atrocities

Jamal
Palestine

3 ) Ahmad Mesleh / Palestine
19/09/2009 03:52
Thanks for your support to the people who are fighing against the wall, i need to mention that that report in Ni'lin Village not Bil'in, they are to different villages, thanks again and thanks for Mannn news that posted that news.
Best Regard

4 ) Me / Israel
19/09/2009 08:50
Isnt it better to make peace so that you don't have to have such demonstrations? It seems to me that your leaders are more concerned about their own status than the people's welfare.

5 ) D / USA-Palestine
19/09/2009 09:59
A message to Me/Israel!! FREEDOM FIRST then peace!!! You got it all backwards!!! Amazing demonstration at Ni'ilin!!! Sumud and persistance and resistance to all oppression everywhere will win in the end!!!

6 ) D / USA-Palestine
19/09/2009 10:03
OH and I meant FREEDOM to all Palesitnians EVERYWHERE!

7 ) John / Sweden
19/09/2009 11:08
Mabrouk! May UN follow your example and tear down the rest of the illegal apartheid wall.

8 ) Elena / UK
19/09/2009 17:36
Long live Palestine! Long live Freedom! Boycott criminal Israel !! United we shall make this apartheid wall fall down!

9 ) Mike / Toronto, Canada
19/09/2009 22:51
This Wall makes allot of statements against Israel's attempts to blockade the people of Ni'lin, and Palestines everywhere ! The pictures and writings against Israel ... ARE being shown worldwide. Now WE can make an honest judgement against the Israel Government !

May we ALL Pray for PEACE !!

10 ) TV / California USA
19/09/2009 23:48
Believe me, this is only the beginning.... The Palestinian people are very brave and steadfast, especially in Ni'lin. Inshallah this wall will not stand for much longer.

11 ) Roz / Palestine
20/09/2009 22:48
These people have more guts then the whole Palestinan Authority. Long live Palestine!

12 ) Giorgio Forti / Italy
21/09/2009 08:38
The resistence of the brave poeple of Bilin should be made known to everybody in USA and Europe, and convince poeple to resist the propaganda of the pro-Israel lobbies, who are dictating their will to most leading politicians in USA and in Europe. Justice and freedom for Palestinians!

13 ) Mom4Peace / Kuwait
23/09/2009 11:46
I really like the statement Freedom first - then Peace. So true! How can u have peace under occupation and apartheid? Stay strong! U r not alone! Insha'allah governments will do as u and tear down the wall of tyranny and deceit!
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