The Friday demonstrations. After the UN vote

Demo in Masara village

Demo in Masara village

The day after the UN vote, a lot of protests took place all around the West Bank to celebrate the UN vote.

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In a historic session of the United Nations in New York Thursday, exactly 65 years after passing the Partition Plan for Palestine, the General Assembly voted a huge majority to recognize Palestine within the 1967 borders as a non-member state with observer status in the organization.

Some 138 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 41 abstained and 9 voted against: Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, U.S., Panama, The Marshall Islands, Palau, Nauru, and Micronesia.

The day after the UN vote, a lot of protests took place all around the West Bank to celebrate the UN vote.

In Bilin the Friday protest started at 12 o’clock and almost 100 demonstrators joined it. The non violent protest was crushed by the Israeli forces with rubber bullets, tear gas and sound grenades and two Palestinians were injured by tear gas canisters fired by the Israeli soldiers.

In Nilin the protests were less (around 40) but the violence demonstrated by the Israeli forces the same: when the demonstrators managed to reach the fence, the soldiers started to shoot tear gas and rubber bullets.

The same happened in the village of Nabi Saleh. But in this case is strange because, usually, according to the local committee, the repression during the demonstrations is more and more heavy.

In Al-Ma’sara village, near Bethlehem, almost 35 soldiers closed the village and surround the protesters that were helding signs reading "Warning! This is illegally occupied land. State of Palestine."