The march on Friday 14 November 2014 was led by the Nabi Saleh children carrying an IWPS banner with the message “Stop Stealing Our Land”.
Joining the villagers were Israeli and international activists and a group of young people from Tel Aviv.
The march proceeded down the hillside towards the spring; reaching this is usually impossible, but today a dozen children and a couple of village women were able to outwit the Israeli military and achieve this objective. It is the first time this has happened in over a year and the children sang and chanted “Get off our land!” Eventually the soldiers got it together to evict the children and push the journalists and the demonstrators back across the road.
Everybody climbed back up the hill, happy with the result, leaving the shebab [young people] poised to throw stones. The usual interchange of sound grenades and tear gas took place. More worrying was the use of the tutu bullet, classified by an Israeli court in 2001 as live ammunition and banned for using against crowds of people. One young man had already been injured in his foot during an impromptu demonstration two days previously, held to commemorate the death of Yasser Arafat.