A number of journalists and foreigner activists were wounded by Israeli forces during a protest which closed the entrance of Adam illegal settlement, near Ramallah, Thursday. The protest was meant to commemorate the first annual anniversary of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir (16) who was kidnapped and burnt alive by settlers from the Adam settlement, after dawn prayers near Jaba’ village, north-east Jerusalem.

PNN reports that the group of journalists and human-rights defenders had closed down the entrance of the settlement, while Israeli forces opened fire on them, wounding some. Soldiers were reported to have also savagely beat the participants, using pepper spray and sound grenades.

The protest was coordinated by the popular struggle coordination committee, and the PLO movement in Jerusalem.

Soldiers have closed the Jaba’ checkpoint for people travelling from Ramallah towards the south.