Four civilians were injured on Friday when Israeli soldiers attacked the anti-wall protests in the villages of Bil’in and Nil’in, central West Bank.
In the central West Bank village of Bil’in, Israeli and international supporters marched with the villagers after the midday prayers and headed towards the wall built on local farmers lands. As soon as protesters reached the wall, stationed Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.
A 13-year-old child from Bil’in was injured along with one Israeli and one Dutch activist. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In the nearby village of Ni’lin, villagers conducted the midday prayers at their lands near the wall and were joined by Israeli and international supporters. As soon as people reached the wall, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.
A 20-year-old local youth was hit in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The young man, who preferred not to be named, was moved to a Ramallah hospital for treatment and released later.