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Israeli troops attack Nil'in weekly protest against the wall

Source:IMEMC News
Date:24/01-2009

Scores of Palestinians from the village of Nil'in, located near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, On Friday, conducted a protest against the illegal Israeli wall being built on the village's land by the Israeli settlement and annexation project.

The people held Friday prayers near the village lands, then preceded to march to the land being confiscated by Israel.

Demonstrators carried banners calling for national unity and demanded an end to the Israeli occupation. As soon as locals and their international supporters arrived to the village where Israel is building the wall, soldiers showered them with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, dozens suffered from gas inhalation.

Among those injured today was Arol Bruksa, who was vesting the village and took part in the weekly activity. Bruksa holds a Professor's degree in law, and is a former director of the Israeli human right group B'Tselem.

Local organizers said tha there were about 1000 people in the protests this week. They added that the demonstrators marched peacefully, and the soldiers attacked them without any provocation.