mega888 Occupation forces beat demonstrators, hospitalize a child and the leader of the Popular Committee
Occupation forces beat demonstrators, hospitalize a child and the leader of the Popular Committee
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Occupation forces beat demonstrators, hospitalize a child and the leader of the Popular Committee

The actions in Ni’lin continued yesterday, part of nearly daily demonstrations against the last phase of the construction of the Wall.

Around 500 people turned out for yesterday’s demonstration against the construction of the Wall. The current route of the Wall will strip the village of a further 2,500 dunums of land from the village.

***image2***Demonstrators approached the construction site yesterday and split into three groups. The first group engaged with the soldiers while the other two groups blocked the work of the bulldozers. One approached the bulldozers from the front while the second circled around to enter the worksite from behind. This action made it difficult for Occupation forces to target demonstrators. Even with the use of massive amounts of tear gas, soldiers failed to break up the demonstration.

After demonstrators succeeded in disrupting the work of the bulldozers, Occupation forces attacked and beat individual demonstrators. 14 persons were injured. 8 year old Omar Ibrahim ‘Amira was hospitalized along with the leader of the Ni’lin Popular Committee, ‘Ahed Khawaje.

Further action is planned for Friday. The demonstration will begin at 17:00 with speeches. Following this, villagers will march to the site of the Wall near the settlements beating drums, pots and other instruments.

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