Six anti-wall protestors were wounded on Thursday when Israeli troops and police attempted to disperse a demonstration in the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Budrus, west of Ramallah.
Israeli army sources claimed that the police forces dispersed the crowed for allegedly violating a military order claiming the two villages as closed military zones.
Army usually declares areas where anti-wall protestors hold their activities as closed zones to thwart the actions, one of the international activists said.
A resident of Bil’in told IMEMC that the wall caused vast area of their land has been confiscated for the construction of the wall including Olive trees orchards and agricultural land.
Most of the villagers are farmers whose land is their only source of income.
Eyewitnesses said police fired several rounds of live ammunition in the air and tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated metal bullets at the nonviolent protestors.Ã‚Â Five Palestinians and one Israeli were wounded and were treated for tear gas inhalation and injuries of the rubber bullets.
An Israeli court slammed the violence used against non-violent protestors and stated that Israeli border police lied about the protestors when they claimed that the protestors were violent.