Maan News: Nabi Saleh woman shot at close range by Israeli forces

Maan News: 27/12/2013

Screenshot from the video shows Manal Tamimi moments before being

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Activists from Nabi Saleh have released a video showing an Israeli soldier shooting a Palestinian woman in the leg at close range following clashes on Friday afternoon.

The video, uploaded by prominent local activist Bilal Tamimi, shows Manal Tamimi walking towards two heavily-armed Israeli soldiers who raided the village and being shot with a rubber bullet from a distance of only a few meters.

The incident is reported to have occurred as Israeli forces deployed in residential areas of the village of Nabi Saleh amid clashes following the weekly demonstration against the wall.

Israeli forces shot five Palestinians, including two journalists, and dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation during the clashes near the village. Israeli troops then deployed into the village itself.

It is at this point that local activist Manal Tamimi confronted the troops and was subsequently shot.

Video by Bilal Tamimi

The people of Nabi Saleh have been protesting weekly for four years, demanding that their lands confiscated by Israeli forces to build the separation wall be returned.

In 2004, the International Court of Justice called on Israel to stop construction of the separation wall within the occupied West Bank.

When completed, 85 percent of the wall will run inside the West Bank.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.

Nabi Saleh remembers Mustafa Tamimi and continues its protests against Israel’s occupation (20 Dec 2013)

Report and photos by Tamimi Press: 20 December 2013

The Israeli occupation forces attacked today the weekly anti settlement and occupation march in Nabi Saleh. The march launched from Martyrs Square in the center of the village went towards the house of the martyrs of popular resistance in the village, Rushdie and Mustafa Tamimi, to deliver at their parents commemorative plates in honor of their sacrifices. Then, the march went to the village’s lands threatened by the occupation forces that attacked the march with massive launch of tear gas canister and rubber bullets, causing dozens cases of asphyxia.

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