by Nabi Saleh Solidarity – 15 August 2014
International Solidarity Movement reported on twitter that Israel Occupation Forces have open fire with live ammunition against protesters in Nabi Saleh. A 16 year old youth has been shot with live ammunition. However, they have not been evacuated by ambulance but instead arrested and taken away in an Israeli military jeep. The 16-year-old shot was sometime later finally handed over to the Red Crescent and transferred to Ramallah Hopsital
Photos by Tamimi Press
Video: Tamimi Press
Video by Israel Puterman
Nabi Saleh is a regular target for Israeli military aggression. This week, the Israeli military exceeded even their normal excessive violence violently beating and attacking unarmed demonstrators at the weekly non-violent demonstration. At least 25 unarmed non-violent protestors were injured. One Palestinian women in her 50s who was beaten up so badly, she was evacuated from the Salfeet Hospital to the bigger and more advanced Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus. A 25 year-old American demonstrator suffered a serious head injury and an Israeli activist was diagnosed with two open fractures in his hand. Both were injured by tear-gas projectiles shot directly at them from short range, in violation of the Israeli Army’s open fire regulations. Four protesters were arrested in Nabi Saleh, including two Palestinian women.
The Violence in Nabi Saleh started today after Israeli Border Police invade the village, taking over the village’s main junction and tried to disperse the non-violent demonstration while it was still well inside the village, The officers began charging the peaceful protesters with batons, shooting large amounts of tear-gas – partly shot directly at the demonstrators – and carrying out arrests.