An eye witness (Maria from Sweden) said : 'We were at least two hundred yards from any stone throwers. It was obvious that were Israelis and internationals and that we were completely peaceful and separate from any demonstation.'
The above comment suggests that observers were deliberately targeted by the border Police.
Many of us met Matan during a speaking tour in the UK last year. He impressed everyone who heard him as an extraordinarily intelligent and thoughtful young man with deep convictions. Yet he was shot twice. Once in the leg and once in the head, despite military guidelines which specify that rubber bullets fired in this way endanger human life.
The other casualties from the repression that weekend included:
Sara Bregal (American International) hit by rubber bullet.
Hussni Rayan who needed sugery after a metal coated rubber bullet lodged near his kidney.
Meanwhile IDF offensives in Nablus and Jericho claimed 7 Palistinian lives which went unreported in the western media.
Just another day in occupied Palistine...