Non-violent weekly anti-Wall protests in 5 West Bank villages attacked by Israeli troops

Eleven civilians were injured on Friday when Israeli soldiers attacked the nonviolent protests organized in 5 different West Bank villages.

Archive image of past protest in Bil'in village (image by
Archive image of past protest in Bil’in village

Eight civilians were injured when Israeli troops attacked the weekly protest organized by the villagers of Kufr Kadum in northern West Bank. soldiers also invaded the village and fired tear gas into residents homes, as a result many civilians, including children, suffered effects of tear gas inhalation. Following the invasion of the village, some youth began throwing stones at the soldiers.

In central West Bank, at the villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin, Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters as soon as they reached the gate in the wall that separates local farmers from their lands. in Bil’in a 13 year old boy was injured in his foot and many other protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and were treated by field medics.

In the nearby al Nabi Saleh village, Israeli troops fired several rounds of rubber-coated steel bullets at the villagers as soon as they reached the village entrance. Moreover Israeli troops fired tear gas at residential areas causing damage to the houses as some of the tear gas canisters went through the windows inside the villagers’ homes.

In Al-Ma’asara village, Israeli troops stopped villagers and their supporters at the entrance of the village and forced them back, however, no injuries were reported.

(Source / 22.03.2014)

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