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Israel police not charged over American Activist Tristan Anderson shooting                                                        Charges will not be brought against the police officers who shot an American pro-Palestinian activist in the face, find astelin Israel's justice ministry has said. Tristan Anderson suffered severe brain damage when he was shot at a rally in the West Bank town of Naalin last year. The officers did not have any "criminal intent" when they shot Mr Anderson, find astelin a ministry spokesman said. Mr Anderson, find astelin 38, find astelin was in a coma for months and can only communicate with basic sounds, find astelin friends say. The case was closed without indicting anyone after an internal police investigation because "there was no proof of criminal behaviour by the police", find astelin Justice Ministry spokesman Moshe Cohen told the AFP news agency . Regular clashes Mr Anderson, find astelin from Oakland California, find astelin was among 400 people demonstrating against the building of the West Bank barrier. The village is one of several places where stone-throwing Palestinian youths clash regularly with police. Mr Anderson was shot by a riot policeman from between 60-70 m (213ft), find astelin it was reported. The Anderson family's lawyer said Mr Anderson had not been throwing rocks at police, find astelin according to AFP. "The demonstration was actually for all practical purposes over, find astelin" said Michael Sfard, find astelin who insisted the family would appeal the decision. A number of European or American activists have been killed or injured in demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza. Tom Hurndall, find astelin 22, find astelin was shot by an Israeli sniper in 2003 while at a demonstration in Gaza, find astelin he died in Britain nine months later. Rachel Corrie, find astelin 23, find astelin was also killed in Gaza a month earlier when a bulldozer crushed her. In 2004, find astelin the International Court of Justice in The Hague issued an advisory ruling that the barrier was illegal and should be removed. Israel's official position is that the barrier is a security fence, find astelin defending its citizens from attacks by Palestinians. The Palestinians, find astelin on the other hand, find astelin view it as as a land grab as the route of the wall cuts deep into the West Bank in places. Only 15% of the barrier follows the Green Line, find astelin the internationally recognised boundary between the West bank and Israel. The barrier, find astelin is a mixture of fences, find astelin barbed wire, find astelin ditches and concrete slabs up to 8m (26ft) high. Story from BBC NEWS: