Many suffered from the effects of tear gas inhalition during the weekly non-violent demonstration against the wall in the village of Nil’in, near the centrel West Bank.Residents of the village of Nil’in and peace activists marched towards the annexation wall that passes through the villager’s lands, chanting slogans calling for the removal of the Israeli occupation and condemning Israeli soldiers who prevent Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands, located behind the wall, to harvest olive trees.
Israeli troops threatened the protesters with the use of tear gas if they did not move back, however, some peace activists were abale to write slogans on the annexation wall.The slogans stated that the wall is illegal under Geneva Convention.
The Israeli army attacked the protesters with tear gas, causing tens of cases of ill effects due to the gas.
Mohammad ‘Amera, the coordinator of Popular Committee Against the Wall & Settlement Construction, confirmed the continuation of popular struggle and non-violent demonstrations until the removal of Nil’in’s wall.
In a related news, the villagers of Nil’in performed Friday prayers under the olive trees inspite of the blazing sun.