Video shows activists injured by IDF in Nabi Saleh

Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak says that two foreign activists were hit by Israeli tear gas projectiles during weekly demonstration.

February 4, 2012 22:54
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Nabi Saleh demonstration

Nabi Saleh demonstration 390. (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)


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A video released Saturday captures Friday's demonstration in the West Bank Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, in which two foreign activists were directly hit by Israeli tear gas projectiles.

According to Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak both activists were lightly injured. The French woman was injured in the neck after a projectile landed near her, and then bounced up in her direction, said Pollak who is a spokesman for the Palestinian NGO, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee. She was taken to Ramallah hospital, he said.

The Dutch man was injured in the waist and taken to Salfit hospital, Pollak said. Both activists were treated and released, he said.

The Committee posted the short video of the demonstration. It shows a dozen protesters standing on a road in Nabi Saleh shouting slogans. They run away after they are hit by a number of tear gas projectiles.

In the next shot, Border Policemen are seen running down the road, followed by a military jeep. Once the gas clears, it is also possible to see a medic treating someone.

Pollak alleged that 20 protesters were injured during the demonstrations. He further alleged that the border police rubbers bullets and teargas without provocation at the start of the demonstration.

The IDF said that it was investigating the incidents.

In December in Nabi Saleh Palestinian demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi died from injuries he sustained after he was hit in the face by an IDF tear gas projectile.

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