UPDATE: Mustafa Tamimi Dies of his Wounds

10 December 2011

Update: Mustafa Tamimi, who was shot in the face from close range in a demonstration in Nabi Saleh Friday, has died. His funeral will be held tomorrow morning, proceeding from Ramallah to Nabi Saleh.

On Friday, December 9, 2011, Mustafa Tamimi, a 28-year-old Palestinian activist from the village of Nabi Saleh, was critically injured by Israeli Forces after he was struck in the face by a tear gas projectile. Mustafa was injured during Nabi Saleh’s weekly unarmed demonstrations against the Israeli settlements on village land. These weekly demonstrations are aften met with severe repression by Israeli Forces, who use exessive force resulting in the injuries of dozens, as well as mass arrests.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ5DipqScyE&sns=em

According to witnesses, Mustafa was critically injured with nearly half his face gone after being hit with the tear gas canister from a close range. As medics attempted to evacuate him to a hospital, Israeli Forces initially prevented the ambulance from letting them leave the area.

A female demonstrator also had her arm broken during the demonstration, and a Palestinian youth sustained a fractured leg after being shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet.