ISMer loses eye on West Bank flotilla demo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21 year old American activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister

31 May 2010: An American solidarity activist was shot in the face with a tear gas canister during a demonstration in Qalandiya, today. Emily Henochowicz is currently in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem undergoing surgery to remove her left eye, following the demonstration that was held in protest to Israel’s murder of at least 10 civilians aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters this morning. Read more the ISM pages here

…and no clear word from our friends, except an unconfirmed rumour that Kevin Ovenden from Viva Palestina is injured, and that not all the injured have been taken to treatment yet. No names confirmed yet but in this footage it looks like David Schermerhorn and Kathy Sheetz, veterans of the original FreeGaza journey in 2008, plus Colonel Ann Wright, are prisoners.

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