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.

By
February 4, 2012 22:54
1 minute read.
Nabi Saleh demonstration

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

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

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.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



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.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

turkey turkish officer
October 18, 2018
Turkey's top oil refiner appeals to U.S for waiver from Iran sanctions

By REUTERS