Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Another anti-fence demonstration in 2003

Palestine - Jonathan Pollack, an organizer with the Israeli group Anarchists Against the Wall (also know as Anarchists Against the Fence), was shot in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers on Sunday. The incident occurred during a protest against the partially completed separation barrier, or apartheid wall, which divides many Palestinians from their communities and land. The protest, which was reportedly comprised of 100 Israelis, Palestinians and international demonstrators, was dispersing when the IDF attacked the crowd with teargas. One of the first canisters fired struck Pollack in the head creating a cut that exposed his skull bone and knocked him unconscious. Anarchists Against the Wall have been shot with live ammunition at previous actions against the wall.