Weekly Anti-Wall Protest Update
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Weekly Anti-Wall Protest Update

***image1***Demonstrators suffered severe tear gas inhalation, shot from rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and raids on their homes during weekly protests.

At the weekly protest in the village of Al-Masara, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed the protestors with tear gas bombs, suffocating dozens of people. The IOF then proceeded to chase the protestors into the village with military jeeps. Moutasem Sa’adi, a minor aged 15 years, was detained by the IOF along with 4 international activists. Following this, clashes between the IOF and protesters lasted for one hour.

In the protest in Bil’in, the villagers were joined by dozens of international activists calling for an end to the occupation and the knocking down of the Apartheid Wall. The IOF shot tear gas and sound bombs at the protestors, as well as rubber coated metal bullets.

In Nabi Saleh, the protest took place in memory of the martyrs Bakr Al-Tamimi and Sharaf Al-Teibi. After Friday prayers, villagers from Nabi Saleh, together people from nearby villages and international activists walked through the village streets to the entrance of the village. At this point, the IOF shot at them with tear gas and sound bombs, as well as rubber-coated metal bullets. Dozens of people suffered suffocation. Following this, the IOF raided two houses owned by to Abu Haitham and Hilmi Al-Tamimi, using their homes as military vantage point for the soldiers to target the protestors. Some houses were shot with tear gas bombs, appearing to be collective punishement, to coerce the villagers to cease the weekly protests. Clashes with the IOF lasted several hours until nightfall.