Residents Open Gate That Closed Their Village’s Main Entrance

Wednesday June 13, 2012 04:59 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Dozens of youth of Nabi Saleh Palestinian village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, opened on Tuesday evening, the main gate that was installed by the army at the entrance of their village; clashes were reported between the residents and Israeli soldiers.

Nabi Saleh- File, Image PNN

The Palestine News network reported that dozens of youths broke the chains and locks that were sealing the iron gate, and managed to open the gate despite the fact that the army tried to prevent them by firing rounds of live ammunition, and gas bombs; dozens of residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

The illegally installed gate was placed by the Israeli army closing the main entrance of Nabi Saleh, depriving the residents from using the road, the only paved road that leads to the village, forcing them to use a longer, unpaved bypass road.

Nabi Saleh village is one of several Palestinian villages that hold weekly nonviolent protests against the illegal Annexation Wall and settlements built on privately owned Palestinian lands, preventing the residents from accessing their orchards.


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