Palestinian teen wounded by live ammunition in Bethlehem (image by activestills.org)
By Ghassan Bannoura
IMEMC News: Non-violent protests were held in five West Bank villages Friday, as well as in the city of Bethlehem, where Israeli troops attacked protesters and wounded one young man in the leg with a live bullet.
On Friday protests were organized at the village of Kufer Qadom, in northern West Bank and the villages of Bil’in, Nil’in and Al Nabi saleh in central West Bank. Also an anti wall protest was organized in southern West Bank village of Al Ma’ssara.
Israeli soldiers attacked protesters in Al Nabi Saleh before the protesters had left the village , troops later invaded Al Nabi saleh and fired tear gas at residents homes. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In the nearby villages of Bil’in, and Nil’in, residents and their Israeli and international supporters reached the Israeli wall built on lands taken from local famers before soldiers stationed there showered them with tear gas and chemical water that generate bad smell. At both protests, many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Elsewhere two civilians were injured at the village Kufer Qadum when Israeli troops attacked the weekly protest there.
Elsewhere, in al Ma’ssara village on Friday , Israeli troops stopped the villagers and their supporters at village entrance then forced them back using rifle butts and batons to push people back, no serious injuries were reported.