— لينة (@LinahAlsaafin) December 27, 2013
Mairav Zonszein has some details on the video above:
An Israeli Border Policeman was videotaped shooting Palestinian activist Manal Tamimi in the leg with a rubber-coated bullet from very close range in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on Friday.
According to Bilal Tamimi, who shot the video, and a report from the Palestine News Network, the border policeman was no more than a few meters from Manal when he shot her in her knee region, reportedly causing a fracture to her bone from the impact. Tamimi told +972 they also tried to break his camera.
Zonszein adds, “In addition to Manal, two journalists were lightly injured and a girl was taken to the hospital after being hit with skunk water.”
Here’s another video circulating:
(Update) The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee just sent out this update:
Israeli forces shoot a Palestinian from a close range
Israeli forces shot a local female activist from Nabi Saleh Manal Tamimi today with rubber coated steel bullets from a close range. In addition to Manal, another two Palestinian and two journalists were lightly injured.
Manal was hit with 4 rubber coated steel bullets in her knees and legs and was later taken to a hospital in Ramallah. Another girl from Nabi Saleh was also taken to hospital after being hit with skunk water.
Israeli forces attacked the protestors in the village who protest weekly against the settlements with tear gas canisters, sound grenades, rubber bullets, rubber coated steel bullets and skunk water.
In 2011 a similar incident took place when Israeli forces shot dead Mustafa Tamimi in the face with a tear gas canister from a close range.
(Hat tip Refaat Alareer)