Nabi Saleh demonstration 390.
(photo credit: YouTube screenshot)
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.
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.
man was injured in the waist and taken to Salfit hospital, Pollak said.
Both activists were treated and released, he said.
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.
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 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.