Tristan Anderson of Oakland, California, was struck
in the head by a tear gas canister during a demonstration in the West
Bank village. Palestinians were throwing rocks, and security forces
fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets.
Justice Ministry spokesman Ron Roman said Sunday that
a police investigation showed there was no criminal intent in harming
the 38-year-old Anderson, who was left comatose. Hospital
representatives would not comment on his condition Sunday.
Human rights activists complain that few cases
against Israeli security forces are prosecuted.
The Justice Ministry on Sunday said no indictments
will be handed down in the case of an American activist who was
seriously injured in a violent protest against the security barrier
in Ni'lin last March.