Twelve Palestinians have been reportedly wounded and five others taken prisoners by the Israeli army in the West Bank village of Beli’en, after scores of demonstrators including international activists protested at the separation barrier in the Beli’en village.

Salah Elkhawaja, coordinator of the popular committee for the struggle against the separation wall (Apartheid Wall) in the West Bank, said that 12 Palestinians were evacuated to local hospitals in Ramallah.

Elkhawakja said that five other protesters were taken prisoners by the Israeli soldiers as the Israeli bulldozers razed areas of the Beli’en village.

Former Palestinian information minister, Mustafa Albarghouti, who took part in the Beli’en’s protest today, said that ‘ all Israeli practices and measures wont prevent our people from keeping up their popular struggle against the Apartheid Wall’.