Friday, July 20, 2012

Palestinians, internationals take part in Nabi Saleh demo

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- A weekly protest took place in Nabi Saleh on Friday as Muslims celebrated the first day of Ramadan, a local committee said.

Dozens of Palestinian and international peace activists took part in the demonstration, urging the Arab world to protect Jerusalem and its holy sites.

Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets towards demonstrators, detaining several international activists, the local committee against the wall said.

Palestinian residents of Nabi Saleh and their local and international supporters demonstrate each week against a nearby settlement's encroachment toward lands owned by the village.

In December 2011, a tear-gas canister killed Mustafa Tamimi, a resident of the village.
Maan News Agency