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News :: Human Rights : International
Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Bil'in, three o'clock in the morning
04 Feb 2010
Date: 1/2/2010 Time: 3:30

Israeli military soldiers stormed the large village of Bil'in early on Monday morning, 1/2/2010, from the west of the apartheid wall in order to arrest popular resistance and international solidarity activists
Forces failed to capture one activist and then proceeded to fire stun grenades and gas into the home and under windows in order to intimidate neighboring citizens and their children, and interfere with their sleeping patterns. Soldiers have also launched grenades at international activists and some residents who tried to stop them from continuing the persistent attacks. The raid continued for an hour, at which point the troops left the village. The bombing comes as part of the ongoing series which positions the occupation forces against the inhabitants of the village of Bil'in in order to dissuade them from continuing the struggle against the occupation and stop the events against the construction of the wall.

-Donations for Surgery for Eymad Bornat of Bil'in


Emad Bornat, a resident of the West Bank Village of Bil'in, photographer, father, and active member of the non-violent movement against the occupation, specifically the wall and settlements that take 56% of his village's land for Israeli use, was badly injured a little over a year ago in an accident in which he was hit by a tractor while filming construction in the Modi'in Illit settlement, which stands to this day on Bil'in's land. At the time of the injury he was in critical condition, but after 50 days in the hospital and intensive medical treatment he recovered.

Now, a year later, he needs to undergo an additional operation in order to close his abdominal area, which was only temporarily closed previously for medical reasons. The operation will cost 22,000 shekels (the equivalent of USD $5,895), and he needs to pay this amount by this coming Tuesday!!

the Palestinian Authority they are unwilling to cover this last piece of his series of treatments for the injury, and he is forced to come up with the sum out of his own funds (of which he has none).

I am coordinating the collection of these urgent donations for Emad, and I can accept payment through cash, PayPal (emilyschaeffer (at), check or bank transfer. For my details, please email or call me ASAP.Or to

Lastly, I would very much appreciate if you could pass this on to anyone you think would be able to help my dear friend to finish his last step in his treatment and return to providing for his family and to participating in the just non-violent movement against the separation wall and the settlements.

Thank you very much in advance,

Emily Schaeffer
Iyad Burnat
or conact emad by his email emadbornat | at |

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