As Palestinian residents in Ni’lin village, near Ramallah, held their weekly nonviolent protest together with international peace activists, Israeli soldiers attacked them and fired gas bombs and rubber coated bullets.Several nonviolent protestors received treatment after inhaling gas fired by the army.
The protestors placed a lowered Palestinian flag at the Wall to express “mourning” after the army burnt at least fifteen olive trees that belong to resident Jamil Canaan Ameera last week.
The soldiers responded by firing dozens of tear gas canisters at the local and international nonviolent protestors, leading to a number of injuries.
Local protestors burnt tires to protest the torching of their olive trees, as the attacks to their fields have become more frequent.
Soldiers then opened the gates of the annexation wall and chased the protestors; no arrests were reported.