PHOTOS: Israeli forces crack down on weekly protest in Nabi Saleh

UPDATE: Israeli forces went from house to house on Friday in Nabi Saleh, searching through homes and firing stun grenades, injuring one person in his hand and reportedly damaging some property. A total of six demonstrators – Palestinian, Israeli and international – were arrested during the demonstration on Friday. They were all reportedly released on Friday evening. 

The raid came during the weekly protest in Nabi Saleh, in which some 100 people participated. As demonstrators approached the village’s spring, which has been seized by the neighboring settlement of Halamish, the Israeli forces arrested at least five women, including Nariman Tamimi, a prominent activist from the village. Her arrest is pictured below. Her daughters are seen trying to intervene as Israeli soldiers detained their mother, but they were forcibly held back.

Israeli soldiers raiding Nabi Saleh village, conducting a house by house search and arresting young men and activists, August 24, 2012, shortly after the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israeli soldiers raiding Nabi Saleh village, conducting a house by house search and arresting young men and activists, August 24, 2012, shortly after the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israel soldiers arresting Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh,while her 8 year old daughter clings on to her trying to free her, at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israel soldiers arresting Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh,while her 8 year old daughter clings on to her trying to free her, at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israel soldiers arresting Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh, while children from the village try free her, at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israel soldiers arresting Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh, while children from the village try free her, at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israel soldiers violently holding onto Nariman Tamimi’s daughter and relative as she is being arrested at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
Israel soldiers violently holding onto Nariman Tamimi’s daughter and relative as she is being arrested at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.
An Israeli solider arrests a Palestinian activist during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
An Israeli solider arrests a Palestinian activist during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
A Palestinian woman being evacuated by an ambulance after Israeli soldiers threw a sound grenade into her living room causing it to explode right by her, during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
A Palestinian woman being evacuated by an ambulance after Israeli soldiers threw a sound grenade into her living room causing it to explode right by her, during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
An Israeli soldier prevents a young Palestinian woman from reaching the spring of her village during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
An Israeli soldier prevents a young Palestinian woman from reaching the spring of her village during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
A villager from Nabi Saleh shouts at Israeli soldiers after he was injured during a violent house search conducted by the Israeli army in the center of the village during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.
A villager from Nabi Saleh shouts at Israeli soldiers after he was injured during a violent house search conducted by the Israeli army in the center of the village during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.

Correction: This report initially termed the Israeli army search raid on the village an arrest operation. Nabi Saleh residents were removed from their homes during the search, but none were ultimately arrested. (This does not include the six arrested during the protest.)

For more on Nabi Saleh:
NYTimes reporter among arrestees in West Bank protests
For first time, weekly Nabi Saleh protest reaches destination: its own spring
WATCH: IDF officer stones, shoots at Palestinian protesters

 

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