Israeli Troops Suppress Anti-Wall Protests in the West Bank; Two Injured, Six Arrested

08.04.11 – 18:19| PNN – Palestine News Network

Ramallah – PNN – The Israeli army used tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets on Friday to suppress the weekly anti-wall protests in a number of West Bank villages.

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Troops arresting protesters in Bil’in – Archive

Two were injured and six arrested when Israeli troops attacked the weekly anti-wall and settlements protest in the village of al-Nabi Saleh, in central West Bank. After the midday prayers villagers along with Israeli and international supporters marched to lands owned by local farmers Israel wants to take for the wall and settlements.

Soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at civilians injuring two local youth. Later troops stormed the village and arrested three local men and three Israeli activists.

In Bil’in village also in central West Bank , villager along with their international and Israeli supporters marched towards the wall built on their lands after the midday prayers.

As soon as protesters reached the gate of the wall separating local farmers form their lands troops stationed their attacked them using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation. On Tuesday of this week the army invaded the village of Bil’in and searched homes. Villagers of Bil’in have been protesting the wall for the past six years.

The nearby village of Ni’lin held a similar protest on Friday. Villagers and their supporters marched up to the gate of the wall separating local farmers from their land.  Israeli troops used tear gas and sound bombs to force people back. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Also on Friday the villagers of al-Ma’sara, in southern West Bank, and their international and Israeli protesters conducted their weekly anti wall protests. Troops stopped the protest from leaving the village using rifle buts and batons.

 


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