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August 5 2009-Update

Two MPTers returned to the village of Bil'in Wednesday night to join several other international activists and Palestinians in their efforts to resist the occupation. MPT has been to Bil'in many times, but was called back to the village because two nights prior, the Israeli Forces came into and raided the village of Bil'in, arresting a total of 7 Palestinians and damaging several Palestinian homes. While MPT stayed the night in Bil'in, they sat on roof tops to keep an eye on the Israeli roads, watching for Israeli military vehicles heading towards Bil'in. They also patrolled on foot, looking for soldiers hiding behind trees as they sometimes do prior to incursions. While MPT was there, no Israeli Forces entered the village.

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