PHOTOS: Soldiers fire live ammo, wound two in Nabi Saleh protest

Photos and report: Anne Paq / Activestills.org

Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition against nonviolent Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday. Two Palestinians were wounded, including activist Manal Tamimi.

Tamimi was shot in her leg as she was standing and talking to her friends, only minutes after the protest had begun, along with another young Palestinian. Both were transferred to a Ramallah hospital where they received treatment for their wounds.

Manal Tamimi makes a victory sign after being shot with live ammunition during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Manal Tamimi makes a victory sign after being shot with live ammunition during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

 

Manal Tamimi marches with other protesters, a few seconds after she was hit by live ammunition, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Manal Tamimi marches with other protesters, a few seconds after she was hit by live ammunition, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

 

Israeli soldiers seen firing at protesters during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Israeli soldiers seen firing at protesters during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

Activists report that the army has stepped up its use of live ammunition in the village over the past few months. Nariman Tamimi, a prominent activist in the village’s Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, was shot with live ammunition on November 22, 2014. She is still recovering.

Nonviolent protests in Nabi Saleh began in 2009 after residents from the nearby settlement Halamish took took control over the Ein al-Qaws spring — owned by a resident of the village — preventing Palestinian access to their land.

Manal Tamimi getting medical treatment after she was shot with live ammunition by Israeli soldiers, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Manal Tamimi getting medical treatment after she was shot with live ammunition by Israeli soldiers, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

 

Manal Tamimi getting medical treatment after being shot with live ammunition, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Manal Tamimi getting medical treatment after being shot with live ammunition, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Manal Tamimi is evacuated to the hospital during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Manal Tamimi is evacuated to the hospital during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

 

A protester’s leg seen in Ramallah’s hospital, West Bank, April 3, 2015. The youth was shot with live ammunition during the weekly protest against the occupation. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
A protester’s leg seen in Ramallah’s hospital, West Bank, April 3, 2015. The youth was shot with live ammunition during the weekly protest against the occupation. (photo: Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

 

Nariman Tamimi seen recovering in her home, four months after she was shot with life ammunition by Israeli forces during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. Nariman was shot on Friday November 22, 2014. (Anne Paq / Activestills.org)
Nariman Tamimi seen recovering in her home, four months after she was shot with life ammunition by Israeli forces during the weekly protest against the occupation, Nabi Saleh, West Bank, April 3, 2015. Nariman was shot on Friday November 22, 2014. (Anne Paq / Activestills.org)

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