Three Injured (1 child), Three Arrested as Troops Attack West Bank Anti-Wall Protests

PNN – Palestine News Network | 29.04.11 – 16:28

Ramallah – PNN – Two children and a youth were injured, three Israeli activists arrested on Friday as  Israeli troops attacked the weekly anti-wall protests taking place in Bil’in, Nil’in, al-Nabi Salleh, central West Bank, as well as al-Ma’ssara village in the south. This week protesters welcomed the National Unity deal signed by Palestinian factions in Cairo on Wednesday.

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Anti-Wall Protests in the West Bank

In Bil’in, 8 year old boy was injured many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly protests there.  Like every Friday for the past six years international and Israeli supporters joined the villagers after the midday prayers and marched up to the wall to protest. Upon arriving at the gate of the wall, troops stationed there fired tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets at protesters, leading to their injuries. Mohamed Burnat, 8, was hit with a tear gas bomb in his back as soldiers attacked protesters.

In al-Nabi Salleh, 13 year old child and a young man were injured, three Israeli supporters arrested when troops attacked the weekly protest against the wall and settlements. International and Israeli supporters after the midday prayers and marched up to the land where Israeli plans to build a new settlement. Troops attacked villages as soon as they reached the lands and forced them back into the village.

Later troops stormed the village and fired comical water and tear gas into people homes. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In the nearby village of Nalin, villagers along with their Israeli and international supporters, marched up to the wall where soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs at them. Many were treated for effects of tear gas. This week protest ended with clashed between soldiers and local youth.

Al-Ma’sara village in the southern West Bank, international and Israeli supporters joined the weekly protest against the wall and settlements there and Israeli troops stopped villagers from reaching the construction-side of the wall and used rifle butts and batons to push people back into the village. Israeli troops also arrested two French activists before the weekly protest had ended.

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