Ten Days, Five Israeli Bullets, Five Bedouin With Serious Head Injuries

16-year-old Abdullah Tarabin lost an eye ■ Bassem has three fractures in his jaw ■ Taleb's skull was smashed ■ Obeideh and Uday were injured in their faces ■ Israeli police loosened restrictions on the use of the hard sponge-tipped bullets. These are the stories of those paying the high price for it

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16-year-old Abdullah Tarabin who lost an eye when it was hit by a sponge-tipped bullet.
16-year-old Abdullah Tarabin who lost an eye when it was hit by a sponge-tipped bullet.Credit: Eliyahu Hershovitz
Nati Yefet
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Police arresting a demonstrator in the Bedouin village of Sawa in the Negev, Israel, last month. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
44-year-old Bassem Abu-Rabia was one of four Bedouin hit in the head by the hard sponge-tipped bullets in a demonstration near Be’er Sheva, Israel. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Demonstrators throwing stones in the Bedouin village of Sawa, Israel, last month. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Taleb Sa’ida, 39. A sponge-tipped bullet fractured the right of his skull in the initial minutes of the clash with the police in the Negev. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

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