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villagers protest against Road 443,
of a number of villages in the Ramallah area organized a protest, joined by a
number of International and Israeli peace activists, at Highway 443 on Friday
after the noon prayer.
carried anti-racism signs and Palestinian flags and demanded that the Israeli
authorities allow them to use this road that passes through the villagers’
installed barbed wire in an attempt to prevent the protestors from reaching the
highway. However, the villagers insisted and managed to reach the road. Troops
fired several rounds of rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at the
protestors, but no injuries were reported.
seven years in a row,
wounded, five detained in the Bil’in Anti-Wall protest
marched through the village carrying banners demanding the dismantling of the
wall and calling for national unity. Israeli troops intercepted the protestors
and prevented them from reaching the construction site of the wall by installing
additional layers of barbed wire.
protestors approached the wire, troops showered them with tear gas and
rubber-coated steel bullets. Dozens were treated for gas inhalation, while five
were wounded by the rubber bullets. The five were identified as Nasser, Adeeb,
Rateb and Ayed Abu Rahme from Bil’in and Yanni from
troops assaulted and arrested an Israeli journalist identified as David. They
released him and all the other detainees an hour later.
army attacks a peaceful demonstration in a
of residents of al Me’sarah village near the southern West Bank city of
protestors marched to the lands that will be annexed for the expansion of a
nearby settlement and the construction of the Separation Wall. After the Friday
prayer, some protestors delivered speeches in Arabic and English stressing the
need to resist the land confiscation labeling it as a “land theft.”
Israeli troops who were at the scene attacked the demonstrators and prevented
them from reaching the settlement road known as Road 60. One resident,
identified as Bassam Ibrahim (22 years), suffered light injuries.