A number of internationals, Israeli peace activists and Palestinian villagers marched after the Friday prayers in Al-Ma’sara village near Bethlehem, in a nonviolent protest against the annexation wall being built on the village lands.Local sources reported that the Israeli army stopped the protest by shooting CS gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, and concussion grenades. Among the protesters were children who were injured by the Israeli troops. A number of civilians reportedly suffered from gas inhalation.br />
Mazen Al-Azza, one of the local coordinators, told IMEMC that another goal for the protest was to commemorate the 39th anniversary of attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on August 21, 1969 by an Australian national named Michael Dennis Rohan. At the time, the Israeli authorities said he was insane in order to clear him from standing trial and the case was closed.
The popular committee called for international and humanitarian intervention to stop the violation of Human Rights and international law by Israeli resembeled in the attacks against the Palestinian peole, and the ongoing land-grab in the West Bank to build the wall and settlements.