Soldiers and Border Guard officers fired teargas at the protestors in an attempt to prevent them from approaching the separation fence construction site. Five Israeli protestors were arrested, two of them photographers documenting the protest.
According to the demonstrators, seven people were injured in the event, two of them from the teargas. Four were reportedly hurt by rubber-coated steel bullets fired by the soldiers and another demonstrator was beaten.
Wednesday's demonstration was also attended by 15 members of the Neturei Karta religious sect, who arrived to express their solidarity with the Palestinian residents. The group members, who traditionally oppose Zionism, often take part in different protests against the State of Israel.
Neturi Karta protestors, Wednesday
The Neturei Karta disciples, wearing black hats and coats, refused to talk to the media. One of the members of the village's popular committee, which organized the demonstration, told Ynet that the men had arrived "in order to express their protest over the injustice of the occupation and the fence."
Some of the men carried signs denouncing Zionism and walked along the village paths.
The demonstrators, which included 50 Israelis, carried signs and chanted slogans against the occupation and the separation fence.
The protestors managed to reach the bulldozers used to erect the fence, but were stopped by the construction site's security guards, who removed the bulldozers from the place and stopped the construction.