West Bank: Israeli forces again attack anti-wall protest

Israeli forces again violently broke up a peaceful demonstration against the construction of the separation wall in the West Bank village of Nil’in June 8, shooting a foreign cameraman with a rubber-coated bullet. Three protesters were injured and three arrested, including a foreign solidarity activist. The coordinator of Ni’lin’s popular committee against the wall, Salah Al-Khawaja, said village farmers lay on the ground to stop Israeli bulldozers from digging up the fields and erecting the wall section planned there. According to Al-Khawaja, the farmers succeeded in stopping the work for one hour. He said bulldozers have uprooted 90 trees in the village in just three days. (Ma’an News Agency, June 8)

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