The Israeli army attacked a peaceful protest organized by the villagers of Um Salamunah located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday morning; three protesters were kidnapped by the army.

Local sources said that scores of villagers supported by Israeli and international peace activists marched from the main entrance of the village heading towards the lands that are in danger of being confiscated due to the construction of the Wall.

The participants held Palestinian flags and banners condemning the Israeli actions of building of the wall and also calling for the unity among Palestinians.

Soldiers attacked the protesters and kidnapped three activists, one Israeli, and two Palestinian, and when other protesters tried to stop the jeep from taking them away troops forced the activists away, using riffle-butts and batons.