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Italian activist shot in the head at Qalandia protest

For immediate release: Italian activist shot in the head at Qalandia protest

During a demonstration at Qalandia, an Italian International Solidarity Movement (ISM) volunteer was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The injury is just two centimetres above her left eye.

Giulia, the Italian activist stated, “I was just standing on the side of a street, and the military was firing tear gas at the protesters. I was photographing the army when I felt the bullets strike me, one in the head, and another in my leg, and then all I could see was blood.”

At least one other Palestinian teen was hospitalized after being shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

Giulia was immediately transferred to Ramallah Hospital for medical treatment, requiring stitches for her injury.

Approximately 100 people attended the demonstration, where Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets.

The protest was called today to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

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