- June 19, 2010
IOF violently suppresses weekly peaceful protest at Nil’in
Ni’lin, June 19, (Pal Telegraph – By Olathe Litonya) Yesterday afternoon in Ni’lin, in an act of vandalism and repression, ‘The world’s most moral army’ opened fire with tear gas and set olive trees ablaze as a response to the weekly non-violent demonstration by residents and international activists. According to eyewitness reports, IDF soldiers violently beat, up to 6 Palestinian medics, arrested a cameraman and several medics, recklessly torched olive trees and fired multiple rounds of tear gas directly at protesters.
As in Bil’in, residents and international activists in Nil’in have been staging weekly demonstrations against the route of the separation wall which when finished, will have illegally expropriated up to a third of their land. The separation barrier (or apartheid wall) has been deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice.