Friday, March 13, 2009

Tristan Anderson Critically Injured in Demonstration Against Israeli Wall

Para un compañero de fierro....que recuperas y sigues en la lucha Tristan. Mi thoughts and heart are with you......

Fri Mar 13 2009 Oakland CA Resident Tristan Anderson Critically Injured by IDF Tear Gas Canister in Ni'lin
Tristan Anderson Critically Injured in Demonstrations Against Israeli Wall On March 13th, 2009, Tristan Anderson, from Oakland, California, was critically injured in the village of Ni'lin after Israeli forces shot him in the head with a high-powered tear-gas canister. Tristan is a dedicated activist and reporter who has long been committed to social and environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad in places such as Oaxaca, Iraq, and Palestine. Tristan has posted his reports to Indybay since 2001.

As a result of his injuries, Tristan Anderson, 37 years old, has been taken to Israeli hospital Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv. Anderson is unconscious and had been bleeding heavily from the nose and mouth. He sustained a serious injury to his forehead where he was struck by the canister. He is currently being operated on.

"Tristan was shot by the new tear-gas canisters that can be shot up to 500 meters," reports Teah Lunqvist (Sweden) with the International Solidarity Movement. "I ran over as I saw someone had been shot, while the Israeli forces continued to fire tear-gas at us. When an ambulance came, the Israeli soldiers refused to allow the ambulance through the checkpoint just outside the village. After 5 minutes of arguing with the soldiers, the ambulance passed."

Tristan Anderson was shot as Israeli forces attacked a demonstration against the construction of the annexation wall through the village of Ni'lin's land. Another resident from Ni'lin was shot in the leg with live ammunition. Several other demonstrators against the wall have been killed or rendered brain dead as a result of IDF use of rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition in the villages of Ni'ilin and Bil'in.

3 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

The Israeli soldiers have to learn that the wall also imprisons them.

Well written, heartfelt post.



Regards

Pathways Ghana said...

Hi Marie,
Checking out your blog post-IAC09, India. Hope all is well?
soon,
Akofa.:)

Renegade Eye said...

OT: This was made by Venezuelan state TV. It was difficult to subtitle, because they spoke so fast.

The worker who is most militant in this video, is also an Evangelical Christian.

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