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 in Bil'in - Tomer Appelbaum
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.