Nine wounded in Ni’lin’s weekly nonviolent protest

December 12, 2009 6:05 AM George Rishmawi News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0
12 Dec
6:05 AM

At least nine Palestinians were wounded in the weekly nonviolent protest in the village of N’ilin on Friday. Residents of Nil’in together with intentional peace activists marched after the Friday prayers attempting to reach their land where Israel is constructing the illegal wall.Protestors raised Palestinian flags as they marched peacefully to protest the construction of the wall and the settlements on Palestinian lands. Israeli troops stormed the protestors by firing tear gas at them, to which some youth responded with throwing rocks at the troops.

Troops then opened fire at the protestors wounding three protestors with live ammunition. The three were identified as Mustafa Khawaja, Saddam Nafi’s and Sabti Khawaja. Their wounds were described as moderate. Troops also fired rubber-coated steel bulltes against the protestors wounding six others and were treated by para medics in the field.

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