Smiley frisbies carry letters over Apartheid Wall in Ni'lin

Smiley frisbies carry letters over Apartheid Wall in Ni’lin

In the Palestinian village of Ni’lin today, as in other villages that hold weekly Friday demonstrations against the Israeli occupation, the Israeli army shot excessive amounts of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at unarmed civilians.

The demonstration in Ni’lin started at around 1pm, after the midday prayer, with villagers marching down to Israel’s Apartheid Wall that was built on land belonging to Ni’lin. More than 30 soldiers and border police invaded the olive groves on the village side of the Wall and tried to chase peaceful demonstrators away with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.

There were no injuries today, nor any kidnap cases.

This smiley face, carrying a letter written to the occupation soldiers, was sent over to the other side of the Apartheid Wall so they can read it.

This smiley face, carrying a letter written to the occupation soldiers, was sent over to the other side of the Apartheid Wall so they can read it.

The letter to the soldiers, written in Hebrew by an Israeli activist, discusses the role of the soldiers in the occupation of Palestine, and invites them to be conscious human beings, not machines that only follow orders.

The letter to the soldiers, written in Hebrew by an Israeli activist, discusses the role of the soldiers in the occupation of Palestine, and invites them to be conscious human beings, not machines that only follow orders.

Israeli army entering Ni'lin through a gate in the Apartheid Wall.

Israeli army entering Ni’lin through a gate in the Apartheid Wall.

More than 30 Israeli soldiers and border police were shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at unarmed civilians today.

More than 30 Israeli soldiers and border police were shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at unarmed civilians today.

Shebab of Ni'lin.

Shebab of Ni’lin.

A horse got in the way.

Israeli soldiers and border police enter the village through agricultural land, posing a threat the grazing horses

Facing the army.