Three Palestinians wounded during anti-barrier protests
At least three Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Friday during the weekly protests against the barrier that Israel builds in the West Bank, medics and witnesses said.
The witnesses said that dozens of Palestinians demonstrated on Friday afternoon in the villages of Ne'lin and Bel'in near Ramallah in the West Bank against the Israeli barrier and clashed with Israeli army soldiers, Xinhua reported.
Salah el-Khawaja, member of the anti-barrier popular committee, said that the soldiers opened fire at the demonstrators and wounded three of them, including a 13-year-old teenager.
Mahmoud el-Aloul, a member of Fatah party's central committee, said during the rally that the demonstration is part of the popular struggle that Fatah has called for.
"We condemn the daily Israeli crimes against our people mainly in Gaza and Nablus, where Israeli soldiers killed last week six people in both areas," said el-Aloul, adding "Israel wants to drag our people to the circle of violence."
Since Israel had decided to build the separation barrier in the West Bank more than four years ago, the Palestinians arrange weekly demonstrations and protests against the construction of the barrier and the confiscation of lands.