Five Palestinians were injured and an American peace activist was kidnapped when the Israeli army attacked a peaceful protest organized in the village of Um Salamunah, located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday.

150 villagers, international and Israeli peace activists marched in the morning to protest the Israeli illegal wall being built on land owned by the villagers.

Local sources said that as soon as the march reached the wall site soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs, five villagers were injured, soldiers also kidnapped an American man you was marching with the protesters.