Five Palestinians were arrested and two injured when the Israeli army attacked a peaceful procession against the Separation Wall in the village of Mnezel, south of Hebron, on Wednesday afternoon.

Dozens of residents were protesting the annexation of their lands in order to construct the Wall in the area.

Soldiers and border policemen attacked the residents as they approached a construction site, chanting slogans against the Wall and the Israeli land grab. Soldiers severely punched and clubbed the residents, injuring two. They also arrested five of the protestors.

Abdul-Hafith al-Hashlamon, a local reporter and cameraman, and Azmi al-Shiokhy, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, were among the arrestees.