4 September 2009
Once again the residents of Ni’lin went out to protest against the Wall Israel has build on there land. The protesters were met by tear gas, stinky water, rubber coated steal bullets and live ammunition. Two people were hit with live ammunition and another two with rubber coated steal bullets. Many suffered from tear gas inhalation
At one o’clock, after the weekly Friday prayer, residents of Ni’lin joined by Israeli and international activists went out to protest against the illegal Apartheid Wall Israel has build on their land. The people went chanting and carrying Palestinian flags out in their olive groves, expressing their rights to their land. They managed to reach the 8 meter high concrete wall and on spot tires were put on fire and a Palestinian flag put on top the wall. With long poles, the demonstrators manages tried to push the wall. The protesters were spread out along the Wall and attacked from the Israeli armed forces with tear gas and the “stinky water”. Some of the attending young men responded with throwing stones towards the soldiers.
After four o’clock about 7 jeeps quickly entered through the wall and started to chase the protesters away from the wall toward the village, close to the new school. The Israeli armed forces shot a lot of live towards the demonstrators. Around 5 o’clock, in the fields close to the village two persons were simultaneously hit from a very short range, 20 m. David Reeb, a well known Israeli artist and filmmaker, was shot in his thigh and taken to an Israeli hospital. Also one Palestinian man, Hammod Sa’eed Amereeh, a local filmmaker, was shot in his foot.
On ground, receiving help from the paramedics the soldiers continued to attack the injured people and the medics who tried to give them first aid and made it harder for them to quickly move David and Hammoud to the ambulance.
The army continued to shot more live ammunition and rubber coated steal bullets and in the end two more people where shot, this time with rubber coated steal bullet.
The demonstration ended around six o’clock.