Activist Loses Eye

Activist Loses Eye


An American activist lost an eye and sustained head injuries after
being shot
in the face with a
tear gas canister while demonstrating in the West Bank against Israel's
attack on the Gaza aid flotilla. Israeli troops fired the canister at
close range at Emily Henochowicz, a 21-year-old art student in New York.

"They clearly saw us," said Sören Johanssen of the International
Solidarity Movement. "They clearly saw that we were internationals
and it really looked as though they were trying to hit us. They fired
many canisters at us in rapid succession."

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