The occupation forces suppressed the weekly protest against the settlements and the apartheid wall. This protest sent as well strong condemnation of the frequent attacks on the al Aqsa Mosque and remembered the anniversary of the Hebron massacre. People were chanting slogans in solidarity with the people of Hebron that had gathered in a mass protest demanding the opening of al-Shuhada Street, which has been closed since the massacre of Palestinian worshippers at the hands of an Israeli militant. The occupation forces suppressed the weekly march and prevented the protesters from entering their land under the pretext that the land is considered a closed military zone.
The occupation forces rained tear gas bombs on the protestors, causing dozens of cases of suffocation. They also sprayed the protesters with sewage water and used sound bombs. However, all this failed to end the march.
A photojournalist alongside other protesters and internationals suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas. The weekly march came to kick off Israeli Apartheid Week under the title “Dignity and Resistance.” The occupation forces shot metal bullets covered with rubber and tear gas bombs towards the protesters.