Photos: Protesting apartheid wall in Bil’in

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine
    photo essay by ActiveStills.

    Photo: Israeli military teargas unleashed on popular protests in Bil’in.

Since 2005 Bil’in village has held weekly demonstrations to protest the ongoing construction of the Israeli apartheid wall. Protests have been coordinated by the Bil’in village popular committee with support from international and Israeli activists.

Ongoing protests in Bil’in have attracted attention internationally and have become a symbol of Palestinian popular resistance to contemporary Israeli colonization. Israeli military repression towards the protests is consistent and has often been deadly, as eighteen Palestinians have been killed during the peaceful protests including Palestinian activist Bassam Ibrahim Abou Rahme who was shot and killed by the Israeli military in April 2009.

Active Stills is an Israeli photography collective that has actively documented the popular struggle against the Israeli apartheid wall in Bil’in. Active Stills photographic documentation has been widely reproduced and shown around the world in various efforts to illustrate both the Palestinian popular resistance and the realities experienced by Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation.

    Photo: Chemical gas launched by Israeli army admits olive trees in Bil’in.

Photo: Palestinians from Bil’in gather at the funeral for Bassam Ibrahim Abou Rahme.

Photo: Protest in Bil’in with posters commemorating Bassam Ibrahim Abou Rahme.

    Photo: Popular funeral for Bassam Ibrahim Abou Rahme in Bil’in.

    Photo: Funeral on the streets of Bil’in.

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for more info on the struggle in Bil’in, Palestine visit village website.

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