At least three civilians were injured and many others treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation on Friday, after Israeli troops violently suppressed the weekly anti-wall protest at the village of an-Nabi Saleh in the central West Bank.Israeli and international supporters joined the villagers and marched towards the lands that were confiscated behind the Israeli wall.
This week, the march coincided with the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.
According to Palestine News Network, Israeli soldiers closed down the village in the early morning and as soon as protesters reached their lands, stationed troops fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at them.
After the protest, several people were treated for different ailments. An unnamed American supporter was hit with a gas bomb in her leg, 16-year-old Imad Nidal was hit in the arm with a tear gas bomb and 21-year-old Maha Hussen was taken to hospital after troops fired tear gas into her home while she was inside. In addition, dozens were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
A local cameraman, Bilal al-Tammemi, was also assaulted while other journalists were forced to leave the village.