Activists injured

IssueJune - August 2001
News by PN staff

After a nonviolent action carried out by Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to dismantle an Israeli roadblock located outside two Palestinian villages, 16 people were arrested and a car containing two activists was riddled with automatic gunfire.

The car's occupants were mildly injured during the attack which it is alleged originated from the nearby Israeli settlement of Brukhim. The injured had been waiting in the car for the release of activists who had earlier been arrested.

The action had been dispersed by Israeli soldiers using tear gas, injuring three activists. Those arrested were asked to sign a statement promising not to return to the area. All refused.