Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah joined the residents of Aboud village, near Ramallah, Israeli and international peace activists in a peaceful procession against the Separation Wall in the village, Al Quds daily newspaper reported.
Several political figures and Muslim Sheikhs also participated in the procession which took off on Sunday morning, following prayers at the villages’ churches.
Mustafa Barghouthi, secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, and Bassam Al Salhi, Secretary General of the leftist Palestinian People Party, were also present in the protest.
The protestors marched towards a construction site and were met my military violence as the soldiers attempted to push them back in an attempt to bar them from reaching the construction location, west of the village.
Mohammad Sa’id, member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Aboud, reported that the protestors, headed by Sabbah, refused to leave the area and planted Olive trees confirming the Palestinian steadfastness and determination to protect their land.
Sa’id added that the army arrested on Israeli peace activist and took him to an unknown destination.