Two civilians were injured when Israeli troops attacked anti wall and settlements protests on Friday at a number of West Bank communities. At the village of Nabi Saleh, in central west Bank, one man and a journalist were injured when they got hit in the head by tear gas bombs in the head.
Villagers of al Nabi Saleh along with international and Israeli supporters tried to march towered local farmers land taken by Israel to build a settlements on. Soldiers stooped them at the village entrance and forced them back using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Meanwhile, many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation at the nearby villages of Bil’in and Nil’in. Both protests started after midday prayers on Friday.
In Nil’in villagers along with international and Israeli supporters managed to reach the gate of the wall separating local farmers from thier lands before soldiers fired tear gas at them. In Bil’in troops fired tear gas at the villagers and their supporters before reaching the wall.
In southern West bank, also on Friday, the villagers of Al Ma’ssara and residents of Beit Jala town near Bethlehem marched against the wall. Soldiers used tear gas in al Ma’ssara village , many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
At the town of Beit Jala, the residents of the town marched the Good Friday and marched up to their lands Israel took over to build the wall on. Residents marched lead by local priests. The protests ended after a short mass near the confected lands.