7 arrested at weekly demonstration (03.08.12) against Israel’s occupation in Nabi Saleh

3 August 2012

Activists on the ground in Nabi Saleh report that Israeli Occupation Forces fired live ammunition, rubber bullets and sound grenades against unarmed protestors in Nabi Saleh who peacefully protested the confiscation of their land and Israel’s occupation.   Activists report that the Occupation Forces had begun firing teargas in the village as early as 5.30am in the morning. At least 7 people were detained and arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces, including 1 Palestinian man who was arrested at the checkpoint on his way home from work before the weekly demonstration started and 6 Israeli activists who participated in the unarmed demonstration. A number of the Israeli activists received exclusion notices preventing them returning to Nabi Saleh and surrounding areas for two weeks.  No more information at the moment is available on the arrest of the Palestinian worker.

Video by David Reeb