Every Friday since 2005, Palestinian protesters have rallied in the town of Bil’in against the barrier erected by the Israeli government that effectively cuts off Palestinians there from their agricultural land. Last Friday, the fifth anniversary of the Bil'in demonstrations, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad joined 1,000 marchers. Read different perspectives on the protests.
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During a weekly anti-separation fence rally in the West Bank on July 17, young demonstrators came armed with soccer balls -- in addition to the regular theatrics involving an exchange of rocks, tear gas and rubber bullets. The ploy was a response to an Israeli Cellcom advertisement.