Israeli soldiers used excessive force against nonviolent protesters conducting the weekly protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Settlements in Ni’lin village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.The soldiers attacked the nonviolent protesters as they were marching towards the Wall, surrounding their orchards, in the southeastern part of the village.

Mohammad ‘Amira, member of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Ni’lin, said the soldiers violently assaulted Palestinian and international peace activists, and fired rounds of live ammunition in addition to gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Ni’lin and nearby Bil’in villages, are among many Palestinian villages that conduct weekly nonviolent protests against Israel’s Annexation Wall and its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem.

The village is subject to frequent Israeli military invasions, assaults and arrests.