Israeli Occupation Forces charged at protesters in Nilâin today with a barrage of tear gas canisters. Many collapsed as a result. Immediately after, the military opened the gate through the Wall, chasing the demostrators in order to arrest them.
Villagers and international solidarity activists successfully resisted arrest despite the hot weather and the Ramadan fast. Villagers responded by throwing stones and fireworks at the military. The confrontation continued for a while.
Friday prayers in Nilâin took place on the land Israel confiscated for the building of the Apartheid Wall. The preacher emphasized the importance of unity in opposition to the policies of the occupiers who repress the popular struggle, besiege Jerusalem and prevent worshippers from traveling there.