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Palestinian Shot With Live Round Anti-Wall Protest

Army Critically Wounded A Palestinian During Anti-Wall Protest

Eyewitnesses reported that 23 year-old Ziad Abdul Kareem was shot in the chest with live ammunition

[Biddu, NW JERUSALEM] The Israeli army shot in the chest 23 year old Ziad Abdul Kareem Abu Aid from Biddu during a demonstration against the construction of the Wall on the farmland of Biddu, NW Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses reported that the army used live ammunition several times to disperse the demonstrators, wounding critically near the heart Ziad Abdul Kareem who has been immediately transferred to Maqassed hospital in Jerusalem.

Ziad Abdul Kareem was in the olive groves located 500 meters from the worksite when he was hit by a live bullet shot by an Israeli army sniper. Eyewitnesses reported that the closest visible soldiers were positioned 400 meters from the man when he was shot. "Nobody heard any shooting, only the sound of the bullets flying above our heads" ISM activist said.

During the same protest, Khaled Abud Bedwan was arrested and beaten by Israeli soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported that he was bleeding from the head but received no medical attention. He was arrested along with British peace activist Theresa McDermott and both are still detained in an unknown location.

9 villagers have been injured during the protest, all of them in the upper parts of the body. 5 of these wounds were caused by the horses rid by Israeli soldiers during the charges. Other injuries were provoked by rubber-coated steel bullets.

Two days ago, April 16, the army shot dead 17 year old Hussein Mahmoud Hussein Awad during another anti-wall protest in Beitunia, west of Ramallah. The army denied the use of live bullets but were contradicted by medical sources, eyewitness accounts and video footages.

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