Violent dispersal of a demonstration in a-Nabi Saleh 13.5.2011

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May 2011

Residents of the village a-Nabi Saleh, north-west of Ramallah, hold weekly popular protests against the takeover of the village’s land by settlers.

On Friday, 13.5.2011, Border Police officers dispersed the protesters with severe violence even though the protesters did not throw stones or endanger the security forces in any way. During the breaking up of the protest, documented by B’Tselem volunteers Bilal Tamimi and Nariman Tamimi, Border Police officers beat protesters with their hands and with clubs, kicked them, swore at them, sprayed several people with pepper spray and arrested three female protesters using disproportionate force.