By Ida Vanhainen
IMEMC News: An Israeli human rights defender, identified as Sarit Michaeli was shot in the leg, by Israeli army fire, during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Local sources have reported that the soldiers used tear gas and rubber bullets against protestors.
Sarit Michaeli was filming the protest for the Israeli organization B’Tselem when an Israeli soldier fired a rubber-coated metal bullet at her leg from short distance.
Sarit was moved to a hospital in Tel Aviv where she will receive surgery to remove the bullet which remained inside her leg.
Also on Friday, the army attacked the weekly nonviolent protests in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages near Ramallah, fired gas bombs and sprayed the protesters with water mixed with chemicals the produce very bad smell. Several protesters have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
in Bil’in tear gas bombs caused fire that burnt some nearby olive trees owned by local farmers.
Army also attacked nonviolent protesters in the Al-Ma’sara village, near Bethlehem, and forced them back using rifle-buts and batons; no injuries were reported.