Ni’lin village, located in West Ramallah, is one of the most prominent villages speaking out against both the occupation and the building of the wall. It is well known for its consistent and weekly non-violent demonstrations that, over the past year, have been met with increasing violence from the Israeli soldiers charged with the responsibility of “monitoring” the demonstrations. Such violence has resulted in the death of several people, including young children (under the age of 15), protesters as well as people simply observing the protests. And even as word continues to get out about these deaths, the violence has not, and most likely will not, subside anytime soon. I had the unique opportunity to sit down with the Mayor of Ni’lin at the end of June and ask him about the biggest challenges facing his village. The following is his story through his own words….
Translation provided by: Ahmad Mesleh
Posted By Rangineh Azimzadeh
Posted Jul 5th, 2009