Israeli troops attack Palestinian and international activists who are holding anti-wall rallies for the third consecutive week in many parts of the occupied West Bank.
Disregarding the closed-zone order by the Israeli military, demonstrations are regularly held to protest the ongoing construction of the illegal Israeli separation wall, also referred to as the apartheid wall.
Demonstrations on Friday were held in al-Ma’asara, Bil’in, Ni’lin, Deir Nizan and an-Nabi Salah.
Israeli troops in many areas fired teargas and live ammunition to disperse the protesters, who in turn retaliated by throwing stones at the soldiers.
In al-Ma’asara, three foreign nationals were detained, while in Bil’in, dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Witnesses said Ni’lin protesters marched towards the site of a gate barring local farmers from their lands and attempted to paint it red, symbolizing the blood of Palestinians shed while protecting their lands.
Meanwhile, protesters from Deir Nizan and an-Nabi Salah villages on either side of the Hallmish Israeli settlement, gathered to condemn the continued confiscation of village lands.
Live rounds, teargas and stun grenades are usually used on the protesters each and every week. On numerous occasions protesters have been severely wounded or even killed by Israeli troops.
The International Court of Justice says the separation wall violates international law. Israel, however, has refused to abide by the law and has been continuing to construct the separation wall.