Journalist Injured, another Arrested in Bilin, Other Injuries Reported in Nabi Saleh

RAMALLAH, August 28, 2015 (WAFA) – A Palestinian journalist was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet, while another was arrested during clashes that erupted in Ramallah’s village of Bilin between Palestinian locals and Israeli army, as the latter suppressed the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration.

The popular committee against the separation wall in the village said that journalist Mohammed Basman Yasin was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the foot, while he was covering the event.

Israeli forces also arrested another journalist identified as Hamza Yasin. Head of the popular committee, Iyad Birnat, was also arrested.

Meanwhile, forces suppressed another peaceful demonstration organized in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, shooting and injuring a child with a rubber-coated bullet in the foot, and causing many others to suffocate due to inhaling tear gas fired at them by the Israeli soldiers.

Many others sustained light injuries after being hit with rubber-coated bullets. They were all treated at the scene.

The soldiers further arrested local Mahmoud al-Tamimi, and an Italian activist.

The popular committee movement in Nabi Saleh said that soldiers attempted to nab a child, who sustained fractures in his arm during an Israeli army’ raid on the village two days ago; forces reportedly beat him up along with other locals. The child was identified as Mohammed Bassim.