Soldiers Throw Tear Gas Into House in Nabi Saleh

PNN – Palestine News Network -05.08.11 – 14:26 Nabi Saleh – PNN – Local and international protesters were tear gassed today as they marched in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.


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Unlike other recent protests in the village, Israeli soldiers did not meet the protesters in the village but along a road leading out of the town.

After the march Israeli soldiers entered the village and threw a tear gas canister into a house where protesters had gathered. As protesters escaped the house, more tear gas was shot into the streets.

In recent weeks Israeli soldiers have stepped-up their efforts in Nabi Saleh, declaring the village a closed military zone and stopping activists and journalists before even reaching the village.

A video of last Friday’s protest shows Israeli soldiers throwing tear gas canisters at accredited journalists and soldiers arresting Palestinian journalist Muheeb Barghouthi.

The protests in Nabi Saleh are organized by local residents and are against the confiscation of their land.


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