Nabi Saleh non-violent demonstrations continue despite IOF night raids against the village

By Anarchists Against the Wall: 25 November 2011

Dozens participated in this week’s demonstration in Nabi Saleh against the theft of its lands and spring by the Halamish Israeli settlement and the Israeli occupation that sustains it. Nabi Saleh residents, other Palestinians, and international and Israeli supporters marched peacefully from the center of the village.

This demonstration followed days of Israeli complete siege over the village and a massive night raid, resulting in the arrest of three people from the village.

As always, a peaceful demonstration met with Israeli army attack. Volleys of tear gas canisters were shot on the entire demonstration from a cannon installed on Israeli military jeeps. Sole canisters were also shoot by Israeli soldiers directly at people, in violation of their army’s own regulations. Israeli forces used their “skunk” track, carrying a foul-smelling water cannon. This time the “skunk” wondered around the village and sprayed houses in a blatant unlawful repressive measure.

Few people also threw stones to ward off the Israeli army’s incursion. A group of people managed to approach the soldiers, despite threats of arrests.

One youth was injured in the forehead by Israeli rubber coated bullet. He was helped into an ambulance that took him to hospital.

 

video by Bilal Tamimi

 

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