Bil’in anti-wall protestors defy Israeli military orders for fourth week
The weekly anti-wall march in Bil’in village renewed afternoon Friday the protest against the Israeli segregation wall and settlement activities defying military orders which four weeks ago declared the village a closed military zone on Fridays.
The protesters marched after Friday prayers from the center of the village towards the western gate of the wall and tried to reach the land behind it when the Israeli troops, anticipating their coming, showered them with sound and tear gas grenades, and rubber bullets.
They also used a cannon mounted on a military jeep to shoot dozens of tear gas canisters at once and chased protestors into the village.
In related incidents, the villages of Ni’lin, Nabi Saleh and Deir Nizam, north and west of Ramallah city, also witnessed fierce clashes triggered when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked the anti-wall marches organized weekly by the villagers and foreign activists.
It was reported that the IOF troops invaded the village of Nabi Saleh and started to fire tear gas grenades at the Palestinian homes which caused a number of women and children to faint. They also sprayed wastewater into commercial stores and homes.