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.