Press Release, Bi'Lin
This afternoon in 38 degree heat, members of the Bi'lin community lined the streets to greet cyclists from Belgium, the UK, Canada and Sweden. Peace cycle 2009 is an initiative whose aim is to educate foreign visitors to the suffering caused to West Bank communties by the Israeli occupation. Since starting their journey in Amman more than a week ago the group has cycled hundreds of kilometers and witnessed the pain caused to Palestinians by the building of the Apartheid wall and the settlement expansionin the region. They had been joined in the city of Qualquilya by young riders from Palestine's only cycle club who were also cheered as they completed a grueling sixty kilometers to be here..