Death at Bil’in protests in the West Bank

January 10, 2011

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Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during a peaceful protest in the West Bank village of Bil'in.

Thirty-six-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahmah died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli military at a protest on New Year's Eve.

The incident in the town of Bil'in brought renewed attention to the long running non-violent protest movement in the West Bank. The protests were kick started after the separation wall went up more than  five years ago.

Joseph Dana is a writer with the website +972. He’s a resident of Jerusalem and a media spokesperson for the Popular Struggle Co-ordination Committee.  He joins us to discuss the history of this non-violent movement.