Right-wing activists and settlers plan to stage a protest on Friday on the outskirts of the Nabi Saleh village, 20 km. northwest of Ramallah, to counter the weekly Palestinian demonstrations held there.
Led by Beit Aryeh Council head Avi Naim, the group will gather at the entrance to the Neveh Tzuf settlement, otherwise known as Halamish, which is located just across the road from Nabi Saleh.
Naim said he was inspired to hold the rally in support of soldiers after he saw a video that went viral from last Friday’s demonstration in which women and children from Nabi Saleh attack a soldier as he tried to arrest 11-year-old Muhammad Tamimi, whose left arm was visibly in a cast.
The video shows a partially masked soldier with one hand on a rifle and another on the neck of a terrified-looking boy.