Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Mohammad Amira, a member of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force just as the protesters approached the Annexation Wall, south of the village.
He added that the soldiers chased the protesters, and fired many sponge-tipped bullets, and gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Amira also stated that the protesters chanted against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and escalating violations.
He said that Israel continues to target civilians, including children, such as Laith Abu Naim, 16, who was killed by a soldier with a live round in the head, on January 30th, in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Amira added that the protesters also marched in solidarity with Monther Amira, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall, who was abducted by the soldiers two months ago.
In related news, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank.
Furthermore, the soldiers assaulted dozens of nonviolent protesters in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and attacked many journalists.
In addition, the soldiers attacked dozens of nonviolent Palestinian and international protesters, in Budrus village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The soldiers also injured at least twenty Palestinians in the al-‘Isawiya village, in occupied East Jerusalem.