On the 11th July, a team of 22 Israeli medical volunteers from “Physicians for Human Rights” where stopped and detained at the Ni’lin checkpoint, wanting to participate in a free medical day in Ni’lin to provide free health-care to villagers.
Physicians for Human Rights has for a long time worked together with the “Palestinian medical relief” and gives free medical help to people affected by the occupation, both inside and outside the occupied territories. Today when they reached the checkpoint they where stopped and questioned and then detained for around 2 hours. One of the doctors reported soldiers saying that this was done to punish Ni’lin for the continuing demonstrations. This was the third time the team visited Nilin this year, the big presence is due to the difficult situation.