Demonstrators confronted with tear gas

Photographer shot with rubber bullet at West Bank protest

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Arab Today, arab today Photographer shot with rubber bullet at West Bank protest

Protesters have been marching through Nabi Saleh
Ramallah - Arab Today

Protesters have been marching through Nabi Saleh Israeli soldiers shot and injured a photographer with a rubber bullet at a protest in Nabi Saleh, a small Palestinian village in the Ramallah Governorate, West Bank on Friday. Around 60 protesters marched through Nabi Saleh and burned tires to block the main road. Soldiers confronted the demonstrators on foot and fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets.
A photographer working for the Israeli organisation B'Tselem was shot in the leg with a rubber-coated steel bullet, a Ma'an reporter said. She was taken to hospital in Tel Aviv.
Two people were hit by tear gas canisters and an olive grove caught fire
An Israeli military spokeswoman said around 80 Palestinians hurled rocks at security forces. She said soldiers responded with "riot dispersal means" but said no rubber bullets were fired.
On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot 22-year-old Mahmoud Tamimi with live fire during a protest in the village.
He has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition in hospital, his relatives said.
An Israeli military spokesman said soldiers sensed an "imminent danger to their lives" at the protest on Tuesday after demonstrators threw rocks and rolled burning tires toward them.
He said soldiers "fired towards a main instigator, registering a direct hit."
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.
Source: Ma'an

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