At least 22 civilians were injured by Israeli army fire, when troops attacked a nonviolent protest in the village of Na'alen, located near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday midday. In addition, four Israeli civilians participating in the protest were kidnapped by Israeli forces and taken to unknown locations.
The villagers of Na'alen organized a protest on Friday against the illegal Israeli wall being built on the villagers' lands.
Sources in the village said that the protest took place in two waves in an attempt to stop the bulldozers from destroying the village farm lands.
Salah Al Khawaja, of the local Popular Committee against the Wall, said that soldiers attacked the protesters with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and concussion grenades, injuring 22.
Al Khawaja added that troops attacked the villagers in their homes after the demonstration, and closed all roads leading in or out of the village.