2 Israeli Forces, Palestinian Protester Lightly Wounded in West Bank Protest

Weekly protest in Nabi Saleh made headlines last week when a soldier trying to arrest a Palestinian minor was stopped by the boy's family members.

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Protest in Nabi Saleh, West Bank, September 4, 2015.
Protest in Nabi Saleh, September 4, 2015.Credit: AFP
Gili Cohen
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Two Israeli security forces and a Palestinian protester sustained light wounds Friday at a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The Israel Defense Forces' soldier and Border Patrol officer were hit with rocks, while the Palestinian was shot with a sponge bullet.

At the West Bank village of Beitunia, three Palestinians were wounded by rubber-coated bullets.

Last week's protest at Nabi Saleh made headlines when family members of a Palestinian minor stopped an IDF soldiers from arresting the boy.

Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier during clashes on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.Credit: AFP

According to the army, the youth was throwing stones at the troops, who did not realize he was a minor.

Photographs taken by Reuters and AFP showed the soldier surrounded by women and children. In one of the images, a young girl is seen biting his hand.

The residents of Nabi Saleh have been holding weekly protests since December 2009, demanding the rights over a spring taken over by Israeli settlers be returned to them. The terrain surrounding the spring has been declared an archaeological site by the Civil Administration.

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