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    Posted February 19, 2010 by
    ayyadmed
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    Bilin, West-bank, Palestine, Israel

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    Bil'in - The Wall falls down after 5 years demonsrating

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Last week, ayyadmed documented Avatar-costumed protesters making a political statement about the security barrier near Bilin. Today, February 19, marked the fifth anniversary of these ongoing weekly protests. What you see here are photos the iReporter says he took of protesters approaching the barrier.
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    Today's demonstration was marking 5 years of weekly demonstrations.

    Hundreds of people came to the small village (Pop. ±1500) from all over Palestine, and hundreds more came from Israel having to evade road-blocks and military jeeps.

    Organizers estimate around 1500 people came to the demonstration marched to the fence circling the village.

    The mass of people pulled on the fence until it was tore down, and then continued to tear down an Israeli Army post, raising the Palestinian flag.

    The Israeli Army then responded by shooting sewage-water out of a canon, and then tear-gas.

    Some people needed evacuation by ambulance.

     

    Today (19.02.2010) Bil'in, Palestine.

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