Army forced out of Nabi Saleh

Army forced out of Nabi Saleh

Forty people gathered for the weekly march against the occupation on 10 October. The march was lead by the children and was joined by 15 Israeli activists and other internationals.

The villagers attempted to go to their village spring but were prevented by the IOF (Israeli army) firing tear gas and rubber coated metal bullets. People were made to go back up the hill to the village and were pursued by two army jeeps. They used more tear gas and pepper spray on two villagers who were arguing about their rights to visit the spring. The incursion of the army continued with more jeeps arriving at the petrol station and both shebab and other villagers resisting the soldiers.

The resistance was so powerful that the army was forced to retreat to the barrier gate next to the watch tower. People followed them and clashes continued until the army left completely.

Injuries were sustained by two reporters and one small boy was taken to hospital with a head wound from a gas canister. This was not a direct hit but needed medical attention.