Friday, May 12, 2017

An Israeli soldier holds a smart phone just out of reach of a Palestinian woman demonstrator in the West Bank village of Nabi Salih following a Friday demonstration in solidarity with hunger strikers in Israeli jails. Soldiers killed a 20-year-old with a bullet to the stomach at the demonstration, one of four Palestinian protestors struck by IDF fire.

Nabi Salih, 12 May 2017
Credits: Abbas Momani / AFP / Getty Images

IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists at Friday demonstrations against Israel’s occupation, separation wall, and settlements, and in solidarity with the 1,500-plus hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners observing the Dignity Strike, in 5 areas nr. Ramallah (Nabi Salih, Bil‘in, Ni‘lin, Silwad, and al-Bireh), Kafr Qaddum nr. Qalqilya, Bayt Umar nr. Hebron, and Nablus; 1 Palestinian is killed and at least 66 are injured. Meanwhile, the IDF arrests 1 Palestinian during a raid nr. Hebron, and patrols nr. the city throughout the day. Israeli settlers throw stones at a vehicle belonging to the chief of the Palestinian police in Ramallah, causing minor damage. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 5/12; MNA 5/13; PCHR 5/18)