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3 children 1 adult injured in Ni'lin protest

Sept. 1, 2008 11:10 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 1, 2008 11:10 A.M.)
Ni'lin - Ma'an - Three children and one adult were injured with live bullets as they participated in a non-violent demonstration against the illegal construction of the Israeli separation wall on village lands.

Ni'lin is a village located west of the city of Ramallah, whose lands have been cut off residents by the construction of the wall that separates Israel from the West Bank. The people of Ni'lin and the Popular Committee Against the Wall have organized weekly and ongoing demonstrations in protest.

Each week locals, Israeli and international activists walk towards the confiscated lands on the far side of the Israeli construction site for the wall, in order to tend to crops from which some earn their livelihoods.

On Sunday, dozens of foreign supporters and activists participated and marched alongside Palestinians as they headed toward three different construction areas along the planned route of the Israeli separation wall. The group aimed at reaching the bulldozers digging up the agricultural fields of the village.

Israeli forces crowded and stormed the town to stop the protest. Soldiers fired gas and sound bombs along with metal bullets at protestors. The repressive methods eventually turned into clashes between the protesters and the Israeli troops.

Clashes lasted late into the afternoon, and dozens choked on tear gas. Four locals, three of them children, were injured by bullets.

Coordinator of Ni'lin committee against the wall Ahed Al-Khawajah confirmed that residents of Ni'lin have been struggling for about four months to halt construction of the separation wall. He said that resistance to Israeli atrocities will continue during Ramadan, which began 1 September.

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