Israeli human rights worker says soldier deliberately shot rubber-coated bullet at close range
The spokesperson for the Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, says that she believes she was deliberately targeted by an Israeli soldier on Friday who shot a rubber-coated steel bullet at her from close range. The bullet lodged in her leg, and had to be surgically extracted.
Sarit Michaeli, widely known in Israel as a proponent of equal rights for Palestinians, gave the following statement to reporters from 972 magazine, “On Friday I was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet while documenting the demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The demonstration was dispersed by Border Police officers when the protesters were still on the main road that leads out of the village. After the Border Police began to disperse the crowds, some kids threw a few stones in their direction.”
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