by Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: 6 April 2012
Photojournalist Ahmad Daghlous from the Press Picture Paris agency, and a young boy, were hit by the army during the weekly protest against the settlements in Nabi Saleh this week.
Photojournalist injured by tear-gas canister in Nabi Saleh: Anne Paq/Activestills
Some dozens of residents, joined by Israeli and international activists joined the weekly protests against land grab and expansion of settlements in Nabi Saleh this week. As they were beginning to march from the center of the village towards the confiscated spring, protesters were targeted by the “skunk” a foul-smelling water cannon. The massive truck proceeded into the village, deliberately aiming the jet stream at the local gas station and private houses, thus causing damage and breaking objects. The army also instantly started using tear gas canisters and rubber coated bullets, shot directly at protesters. A photojournalist from Press Picture Paris, Ahmad Daghlous, was injured as a tear-gas canister hit him in the head. He was treated in the field and later evacuated to the hospital. Clashes between the local youth and the army maintained for several hours. As night began to fall, a fifteen year old boy was shot in the face by a rubber bullet and was also evacuated to receive medical treatment.
Fifteen year old boy receiving treatment after being hit in the face by a rubber coated bullet: Anne Paq/Activestills