15 Palestinians Wounded in an Israeli Attack on a Peaceful Demonstration

At least 15 Palestinian civilians were wounded when Israeli troops attacked a peaceful protest organized by the villagers of Na'aleen near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday afternoonMedical sources said that the injuries sustained by the demonstrators ranged between light to moderate. The local Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements organized Tuesday's demonstration in protest of Israel's decision to build the Wall on the villagers' lands. The demonstration which included Israeli and international peace activists set off from the center of the village towards the site where the Israeli bulldozers operate to build the illegal Israeli Wall. The Israeli troops attacked the unarmed and peaceful demonstration using tear gas, rubber –coated – steel bullets to injure at least 15 of the demonstrators. Local sources added that several homes in the village sustained damage when soldiers followed the protesters into the village and opened fire.

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