Two years have passed since the killing of Mustafa Tamimi who was shot to death by an IDF soldier from within an armoured jeep. The village of Nabi Saleh marked the second anniversary of his killing this Friday, with a march that began at his graveside. Speakers also mentioned the late great Nelson Mandela and expressed gratitude for his consistent support of Palestinian liberation.
From the cemetery, protesters, Palestinians, Israeli and international solidarity activists, marched down the road to the spot where Tamimi was shot, where they stopped and spelled out his name with stones. The procession continued to face the IDF soldiers near the checkpoint, and from there, to the valley across from the confiscated al-Qaws spring. IDF responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades. No major injuries reported.