At todayâs protest against the Apartheid Wall, dozens of residents suffered from teargas inhalation while a number of homes and workshops were damaged when the Israeli military sprayed sewage water into the buildings.
The march began after Friday prayers in front of the village mosque and then the crowd walked towards the Wall and the land slated for confiscation. The protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans condemning the occupation and the construction of the Wall and the settlements. They demand the restoration of national unity from the Palestinian political parties in order to enable the Palestinian leadership to present an adequate and coordinated response to the ongoing attacks on the people.
The head of the village council of the Nabi Saleh, Bashir al-Tamimi, said that the occupation forces attacked the participants in the march firing rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters, resulting in breathing problems for dozens of people.
He added that the attacks of the Israeli forces pushed the demonstrators back into the village of Nabi Saleh. The military invaded the village and began firing tear gas at Palestinian houses which caused a number of women and children to faint. On top of this, the Occupation forces sprayed wastewater into workshops and homes. The use of wastewater is not only aimed at causing damage to the property of the people but as well could be seen to constitute cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and poses a direct threat to human health.
In the meantime, clashes erupted between dozens of youths and Israeli soldiers who used rubber-coated bullets against the youth.