Israeli activist heavily injured, probably brain damaged
Author – oren ziv original israel.indymedia.org article
12 Aug 2006
In an international demonstration against the occupation of Palestine and the war in Lebanon, an Israeli activist has been seriously injured, apparently brain damaged, by Israeli police. He is presently undergoing emergency surgery in a Tel Aviv hospital.
On 11 August 2006 a demonstration took place in the Palestinian
village of Bil’in (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil’in), carried out
by Palestinian and Israeli activists together with about 100
international activists from the International Solidarity Movement and
from the Queeruption festival. The aim of the demonstration was to oppose
the occupation of Palestine and the war in Lebanon.
Police declared the village to be a closed war zone and immediately
attacked the demonstration with rubber bullets and sound
grenades. There was a confrontation when police tried to remove people
from the village. After some time they succeded.
During the police attack, an Israeli activist was heavily wounded in
the head and neck. According to doctors, he has suffered permanent
brain damage. At the moment he’s in a hospital in Tel Aviv, where a
complicated operation is taking place.