Israeli police have resorted to force as hundreds of Palestinians and international peace activists held a demonstration to protest the regime’s settlement activity on occupied lands in the West Bank.
Police clashed with the protestors near the West Bank village of Ni’lin, firing tear gas as the demonstrators threw stones to protest the construction of the separation wall and the expansion of Israeli settlements, Ynet reported.
At least eight people, including a French national were injured in the clashes.
Six others were also arrested on the outskirts of the Qiryat Arba settlement near the West Bank city of al-Khalil.
The West Bank towns of Bil’in and Ni’lin are the scene of weekly demonstrations against the Israeli separation wall.
The protestors condemn the confiscation of thousands of acres of Palestinian land for constructing 723 km (454 miles) of a barrier of steel and concrete walls, fences and barbed wire.