Bi’lin 2009 / Tel Aviv 2010

Bil’in 2009 / Tel Aviv 2010 from Laura Arena on Vimeo.

Bil’in (Arabic: بلعين‎) is a Palestinian village located in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, 12 kilometers (7 mi) west of the city of Ramallah in the central West Bank.

Since January 2005, the village has been organizing weekly protests against the construction of the barrier. The protests have attracted media attention.

Despite winning the legal case against the construction of the wall and the continued international & Israeli support, the construction of the seperation wall is still going on, while repression and colonization is increasing.

The protests take the form of marches from the village to the site of the barrier with the aim of halting construction and dismantling already constructed portions. Israeli forces typically intervene to prevent protesters from approaching the barrier, and violence sometimes erupts in which protesters have been very seriously injured and killed.

This video is in memory of the 21 protesters who have died during protests in Bil’in.


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