Israeli Soldiers Wound Five in Nabi Saleh Protest (4 Jan 2013)

by WAFA: 5 January, 2013

RAMALLAH, January 5, 2013 (WAFA) – Five protestors were injured Friday and three arrested when Israeli soldiers suppressed a non-violent demonstration in the Ramallah-area village of Nabi Saleh, said local sources.

Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, has been witnessing weekly peaceful demonstrations against Israeli settlements and takeover of village land and water.

Five people, including a photojournalist, were wounded when soldiers fired rubber bullets at them from a close range while dozens others suffered from tear gas inhalation.
Three were arrested, said the sources, including a member of the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.

The Israeli army had declared Nabi Saleh a closed military zone in the morning and sealed the village off to prevent movement of people and medical teams.