Eye-witnesses claim that Mustafa Tamimi, a Nabi Saleh resident in his 30s, was hit in the eye by a gas grenade at close range. The demonstrators also claimed that four other people were lightly hurt in clashes with the IDF.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Rassan Khatib condemned the clash, saying that the PA "is holding Israel responsible for the crime."
Khatib called on the international community to make efforts "to stop the Israeli army's brutal acts against nonviolent Palestinian protesters."
Tamimi getting shot, according to witnesses (Photo: Haim schwarczenberg)
A resident of the Neve Tsuf settlement recounted the events. "A medical team from the community was called in to the village after one of the prominent Palestinian activists was hit in the head. He was taken to Beilinson after resuscitation attempts."
The majority of protests against the separation fence in the past year have been relatively calm. Last January, Jawaher Abu Rahma was killed less than a day after an anti-fence protest in Bilin.
Elior Levy contributed to this report
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