Palestinian Seriously Wounded by Israeli Forces at West Bank Protest

Incident occurred during weekly demonstration in village of Nabi Saleh; wounded man transported to hospital in Israel.

A Palestinian demonstrator was seriously wounded on Friday when he was apparently hit by a teargas canister fired by Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

The incident occurred during the weekly demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh.

Protest against the separation barrier in Bil'in in 2009. Tomer Appelbaum

Preliminary details indicate that security forces fired teargas at demonstrators who were protesting the alleged takeover of a nearby spring by Israeli settlers.

One demonstrator was shot in the head at close range by a teargas canister and began to bleed. He was rushed to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.