2 demonstrators (international activists) got arrested 6 demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalations very badly. The medical team had to take care of them.
Dozens others suffered from the tear gas inhalations in the fourth demonstration in Ramadan and the people of Ni’lin village continue their struggle despite of Ramadan and the very hot weather.Like every week, the demonstration started with a prayer under the olive trees.
7 International and 8 Israeli activists joined our demonstration. As every friday, the protesters marched towards the Apartheid wall which is being built on our land. We are very upset because we cannot farm on our land, some of which was set on fire by the Israeli soldiers 3 weeks ago. The demonstrators carried pictures which showed the shameful crimes the Israeli soldiers committed against our prisoners.
When the protesters reached the wall, the Israeli military started shooting tear gas canisters into the crowd. 6 demonstrators suffered so badly from the inhalation that the medical team had to take care of them. Again, the soldiers tried to catch and arrest as many demonstrators, as they always do. This time they succeeded in arresting 2 International activists, one man and one woman. The soldiers beat the woman heavily, even when she fell down and told them that her leg hurt very much they continued to beat her.
It was very strange and also scary, when the soldiers spread into the orchards and surrounded us; we all felt like in a trap. The demonstration was finished at 2pm. After a long time of interrogation, the arrested activists were released .