Palestinian journalist Bilal Tamimi was assaulted by Israeli soldiers while covering the protest, witnesses said. Israeli forces also smashed his camera.
An Israeli army spokesman said that approximately 100 Palestinians took part in a “violent and illegal riot” and hurled rocks and rolled burning tires towards soldiers at the scene, who responded with riot dispersal means.
“One soldier was injured during the riot, and soldiers sensing imminent danger to their lives fired towards a main instigator, registering a direct hit,” he added.
The suspect was treated at the scene by Israeli medics and transferred to a hospital in Ramallah, the army spokesman said.
Since 2009, residents of Nabi Saleh and international activists have been protesting every Friday against the annexation of land by Israel.
Since 1977, half of the Nabi Saleh’s farmland has been lost to encroaching Israeli settlements.