Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West bank city of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets sprayed them with toxic water; several injuries were reported.The protesters held a symbolic funeral ceremony for the “Oslo peace agreement”, and carried a mock coffin of the agreement that was “killed by Israeli missiles, bulldozed by extremist settlers, and crushed by tanks”, the Palestine News Network, PNN, reported.
They also chanted against the Oslo agreement, and stating that the Israeli occupation was never committed to any of the signed peace deals, and continued its violations and illegitimate activities, including settlement construction and expansion at the expense of the Palestinians and their lands.
They said that the Oslo agreement, and the agreements that followed, became a burden on the Palestinian people.
Dozens of international peace activists participated in the protest, and marched with the locals from the center of the village towards its main entrance where dozens of Israeli soldiers were stationed, blocking the way. The army then fired several gas bombs at them, before firing rubber-coated metal bullets, and sprayed them with waste-water.
Dozens of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, while one resident was shot by a rubber-coated bullet in his arm.
The Popular Resistance Movement in the village expressed frustration with the idleness of the International Community, the Arab and Islamic worlds, while Israel continues its violations against the Palestinian people, their lands and their holy sites.
It demanded the Arab League to practice more pressure on the International Community to oblige Israel to respect International Law and to stop its violations.
The Movement also strongly denounced the racist movie that was produced to tarnish Islam and insult of the Muslim prophet, and said that such provocative actions will only lead to violence and two more victims, and held the United States responsible for this film due to its ongoing support to the illegal Israeli occupation and its wars against Arab and Islamic countries.