Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Ni’lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing one Palestinian to suffer a fracture in his arm, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
The coordinator of the Popular Committee in Ni’lin Mohammad ‘Amira said the soldiers violently assaulted the nonviolent protesters and fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
He added that a young man was shot with a gas bomb in his arm, causing a fracture, while many protesters suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
Amira added that today’s protest marks that third anniversary of the death of a child, identified as Ahmad Husam Mousa, 10, who was shot dead by the Israeli army, and the first anniversary of the death of Dawabsha family, who were burnt to death after Israeli terrorists firebombed their home, in Douma village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The protesters carried posters of Mousa and the Dawabsha family, in addition to pictures of hunger striking detainee, Bilal Kayed.
The soldiers also assaulted Palestinian journalists and tried to force them away, leading to an argument with Palestine TV an anchor, Journalist Ali Dar Ali.