Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The same day that US citizen, Tristan Anderson was shot with a tear gas cannister by the IDF during a demonstration, the IDF attacks more demonstators

On the 13th of March 2009, in Burin village (Nablus district), the Israeli army repressed a peaceful and non-violent demonstration by shooting live ammunition and teargas canisters aimed directly at protesters.

The protesters decided to hold ground, before a group of twenty Israeli soldiers started to chase the demonstrators down to the village, beating up the Palestinians demonstrators, including a journalist, and international activists. They also set about illegally confiscating all the cameras and a video recorder that previously were being used to document the soldiers’ actions.

Between seventy and a hundred people took part in the demonstration against the expansion of the illegal settlement in the village, that will result in the confiscation of much of the village’s lands.

This is again a blatant example of Israel's refusal to allow the freedom of expression of the Palestinian people and Israel's attempt to prevent journalists or internationals to report and document the illegal Israeli occupation.
You can see the settlements (in blue) surrounding the Palestinian village of Burin in the West Bank on this Btselem map.

This article is from the ISM website

This map and many other useful maps can be found at the Btselem website

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