A Palestinian protester was beaten by Israeli soldiers at the weekly demonstration in the village of Al- Ma’ssara near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.Villagers along with international and Israeli supporters gathered at the local school after midday prayers on Friday and marched towards lands taken from local farmers to build the Wall.

Israeli troops, using rifle butts and batons, forced them back into the village
Mohamed Ibrejeyah, a coordinator for the local Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, sustained cuts and bruises and was treated at the local clinic, local sources reported.

Al-Ma’ssara village has staged a weekly anti-wall protest every Friday for the past four years.