One international non-violent protestor was injured during a peaceful protest that took place in a village in the Southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday morning.

Around 200 Palestinian villagers, Israeli and International supporters marched against the illegal Israeli wall that is being built in the village of Um Salmumah located near Bethlehem city.

As soon as the peaceful protest arrived at the location of the construction of the wall Israeli troops stationed there open fired on the protestors and attacked them with rifle butts and batons leading to the injury of one international supporter. Local sources said that the man was moved to a nearby clinic for treatment.

The demonstration finished shortly after several speeches were delivered by local villagers urging the international community and the US President George Bush, who visited the Bethlehem city on Thursday, to stop Israel from building illegal settlements in Palestinian areas and remove the illegal wall that is being constructed on stolen Palestinian land.