Israeli soldiers attacked on Saturday a nonviolent protest in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and wounded at least four persons, including two international peace activists.The protest was held to challenge an Israeli military order preventing the farmers from reaching their lands near Karmie Tzur Jewish settlement. It was organized by the National committee Against the Wall and settlements.
The protestors held banners against the military order and in solidarity with the residents of Silwan town in occupied East Jerusalem. They also marched in solidarity with the detainee and called for boycotting settlement products.
Soldiers violently attacked the protestors wounding Ahmad Abu Hashem, 42, secretary-general of the National Committee; he suffered several concussions and bruises after the soldiers kicked and punched him and struck him with their guns.
Two peace activists, Maria and Jeff, were also attacked and wounded, and a 12-year-old child was hit by a gas bomb in his foot.
Furthermore, the army kidnapped an French activist, and detained reporter Nasser Al Shiokhy for an hour.