The Israeli government has refused to pay the medical costs of Emily Henochowicz, who lost her eye to an Israeli tear gas canister.Emily Henochowicz lost her eye at a protest against the wall and the occupation when the Israeli military fired a high-velocity tear gas canister at her.
Ms. Henochowicz is an American- Israeli citizen and had been studying at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem at the time.
The protest occurred near Qalandia checkpoint south of Ramallah. In addition to causing her to lose her eye, the canister shattered her jaw.
The Israeli military has claimed that the canister was not aimed at her and that it bounced off a wall to hit her.
After receiving medical treatment the hospital handed her father a bill for NIS 14,000.
They are refusing to pay it and suing the state of Israe