The following photographs taken by security forces prove that it was in fact a violent riot similar to the other riots that occurred this weekend, contrary to Palestinian claims that yesterday’s riot in Bil’in was non-violent.
Approximately 250 rioters had gathered in Bil’in, hurling rocks at security forces, who responded with riot dispersal means. The village area was declared a closed military zone in order to prevent the violent riot from escalating. Entry and exit to and from the village for residents continued as usual.
Similar violent riots occurred this weekend in Dir Nizam, Ni’lin, Beit Ummar, Budrus, and Arak Burin, in which rioters hurled rocks at security forces. In Umm Salamuna rioters attempted to block a main road. An IDF soldier was lightly wounded from a rock that was hurled at his face during the Ni’lin riot.