West Bank. Nabi Saleh. 2013. Protestors run away as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at them. The Israeli settlement of Halimish is in the background.
Residents of Nabi Saleh have been protesting the Israeli Occupation every Friday after midday prayers since 2009. The protests started after Israelis from the nearby settlement of Halimish took over a small spring that had been on Palestinian land. After widening and adding a bench to the spring, the settlers refused to allow the Palestinians to continue using it. The weekly protests quickly devolve into rock throwing by the Palestinians and tear gas, rubber bullets, and 'skunk' (a spray mixed with water that has a horrific stench that can linger for weeks) in response by the Israelis.