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Fourteen Protesters Wounded in Israeli Attacks on 5 Weekly Non-violent Demonstrations

author Saturday March 01, 2014 22:47author by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News Report post

Local sources report that at least 14 civilians were injured, and many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, on Friday, when Israeli soldiers attacked anti-wall non-violent protests organized in West Bank villages, using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Protester climbing the wall with Palestinian flag - Bil'in 2/28/14 (activestills.org)
Protester climbing the wall with Palestinian flag - Bil'in 2/28/14 (activestills.org)

Protests were organized on Friday, in the village of Qarout, in the northern West Bank, the villages of al Nabi Saleh, Bil段n, Nil段n, central West Bank, and Al Ma痴sara village, in the southern west Bank.

At least 10 civilians were injured due to Israeli attacks against a protest organized by the villagers of Qarout. Residents tried to reach lands outside the village, to plant olive trees, when they were attacked by soldiers, local sources reported.

Elsewhere on Friday, Israeli soldiers used tear gas and sound bombs, as well as chemical water, to attack the weekly anti-wall and settlements protests at villages of Bil段n and Ni値in, and nearby al Nabi Saleh.

In Bil段n and Ni値in, Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters as soon as they reached the gate of the wall which separates local farmers from their lands. Four civilians were mildly wounded in Bil段n village by the army attack. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation in both villages .

At the same time, in the nearby al Nabi Saleh village, troops attacked the unarmed protesters before even leaving the village. Later, soldiers stormed the village and fired tear gas into residents homes causing property damage.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops attacked the villagers of al Ma痴sara and their supporters, at the village entrance, and then forced them back using rifle butts and batons; no injuries were reported.

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