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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Groups Decry Israeli Use of Tear Gas that Killed Palestinian Woman During West Bank Protest
07 Jan 2011
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Groups Decry Israeli Use of Tear Gas that Killed Palestinian Woman During West Bank Protest

Interview with Josh Hough, communications director with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

The new year started off violently in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, when a 36-year-old woman, Jawaher Abu Rahmah, was overcome by tear gas fired by the Israeli Army at protesters in the town of Bi'lin on Dec. 31st. Jawaher died on New Year's Day. Villagers who participate in a weekly protest are joined each Friday by Israeli supporters and international solidarity activists demanding the rerouting of the separation barrier Israel has built which cuts villagers off from their land. The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled in the Palestinians' favor, but the barrier remains.

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