Weekly, non-violent protests have been conducted in the Palestinian village of Bil'in since 2005. The village is being threatened by encroaching, illegal, Israeli settlements. These peaceful demonstrations have been met with extreme deadly force by the Israeli Defense Force. The documentary, 5 Broken Cameras
(nominated for an Academy Award For Best Documentary) documents the killing of Bassem Abu Rahma, one of the demonstrators in 2009. The picture, at left, is from a April 18, 2015 demonstration where two persons were injured, and scores suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements, in Bil’in village near Ramallah. The protest also marked the Palestinian Prisoners Day, and commemorated the death of Bassem Abu Rahma. In this podcast, Craig Hanson talks about an encouraging event he attended featuring 5 Broken Cameras
filmmaker's brother, Iyad Burnat, who was, also, shot by the IDF in a 2013 demonstration. Craig's report is one small ray of hope to counter the constant propaganda barrage against Palestinians here in the US by our government, major media and the Israeli lobby.