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By The Associated Press and Haaretz Service
Palestinian sources said that an American citizen, order discount adalat in his thirties, order discount adalat had sustained critical wounds during an anti-separation fence protest in the West Bank on Friday, order discount adalat Army Radio reported.
Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, order discount adalat of the Oakland, order discount adalat Calif. Order discount adalat area, order discount adalat was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. Order discount adalat The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt.
Protesters who were at the scene said that Anderson was standing by the side of the road when soldiers fired at him, order discount adalat and not near the hub of the clash. Order discount adalat They added that there was no one in his vicinity that could have been perceived as a threat to the soldiers.
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"He's in critical condition, order discount adalat anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests, order discount adalat" said Orly Levi, order discount adalat a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital. Order discount adalat She described Anderson's condition as life-threatening.
The protest took place in the West Bank town of Na'alin, order discount adalat where Palestinians and international backers frequently gather to demonstrate against the barrier. Order discount adalat Israel says the barrier is necessary to keep Palestinian attackers from infiltrating into Israel. Order discount adalat But Palestinians view it as a thinly veiled land grab because it juts into the West Bank at multiple points.
The Israel Defense Forces spokesperson's office said the area where the protests take place is a closed military zone off-limits to demonstrations. Order discount adalat It added that demonstrators hurled rocks at troops, order discount adalat who used riot gear to quell the unrest.
The IDF said further that the "protesters violated an injunction issued by a major general and were endangering security forces."
Ulrika Jenson, order discount adalat an International Solidarity Movement activist, order discount adalat said troops fired tear gas canisters into the crowd from a hill above.
"Tristan was hit and fell to the ground, order discount adalat" Jenson was quoted as saying in an ISM statement. Order discount adalat "He had a large hole in the front of his head, order discount adalat and his brain was visible." The entire article can be found at: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1070940.html