Some of my footage from Nabi Saleh on March 9, where “dozens marched at Nabi Saleh this week, marking Women’s Day and calling for the release of political prisoner Hana Shalabi. One activist was injured by a tear-gas canister, leading to fracture in his knee. Three were injured by rubber coated bullets.” One solidarity activist from the U.S. was arrested.
Women played a lead role in the demonstration and succeeded in repelling one of the army’s invasions of the village. Large amounts of tear gas was fired, as well as rubber coated steel bullets and concussion grenades. On several occasions, soldiers cocked their rifles loaded with live ammunition and aimed directly at demonstrators. Skunk water was sprayed at demonstrators, as well as directly into villagers’ homes.