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The Garden of Bil’in: Seedlings in tear gas canisters

Palestinian who lives near security fence spent years collecting tear gas canisters in which she planted seedlings

Flowers in the barrel and seedlings in the tear gas canister. A Palestinian woman from the village of Bil’in spent the past few years collecting dozens of tear gas canisters, which had been shot by soldiers during protests in the area of the security fence near the village. In the canisters, the woman planted seedlings.

 

Muhammad Hativ, one of the Palestinian village’s leaders, said that the unconventional garden symbolizes their lives in a complex situation.

 

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The unconventional garden in Bi'lin (Photo: AP)

 

Seedlings prosper in tear gas canisters (Photo: Reuters)

 

Seedlings (Photo: EPA)

 

Seedlings (Photo: AP)

 

Seedlings (Photo: AP)

 

Seedlings (Photo: AP)

 

Bil’in became a symbol of the Palestinian struggle in Israel after the establishment of the West Bank security fence near the village.

 

Every Friday, Palestinian and Israeli leftist activists come to protest the separation fence at the site, and several of these demonstrations have ended in injuries.

 

 

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פרסום ראשון: 10.03.13, 15:25
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