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Watch: Israeli sniper shoots Palestinian cameraman at Ofer protest
Published Sunday 06/04/2014 (updated) 19/04/2014 17:29
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Screenshot from the video shows Yasin being carried to an ambulance
after being shot.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Video emerged on Sunday of the moment an Israeli sniper shot a Palestinian cameraman in the stomach while he was covering a protest at Ofer prison on Friday.

Israeli security forces shot and injured Mohammed Basman Yasin, a volunteer cameraman for the Israeli human rights organization B'tselem, while he was filming a protest in the West Bank city of Beitunia, according to Israeli website +972.

The video, which could not be independently verified, appears to show Palestinian protesters sitting on the road when Israel forces arrive and begin firing tear gas canisters at them.

At times, protesters are seen throwing rocks at Israeli forces, although in other scenes activists can be seen walking towards an ambulance when Israeli forces open fire without warning in their direction.

At 5:30, meanwhile, two activists can be seen throwing rocks at the heavily-armed Israeli soldiers, when the video cuts to a scene showing Yasin, who is at the back of a large crowd watching the scene, being shot in the stomach.

Israeli forces caused severe damage to his internal organs, and according to B'tselem, doctors have said they may be forced to remove his liver and kidneys.

Yasin is currently hospitalized in Ramallah.

The clashes took place near the Israeli Ofer prison, located in the occupied West Bank, in protest against the Israeli government's refusal to release a fourth group of veteran Palestinian prisoners it had previously agreed to release as part of ongoing US-sponsored negotiations with the PLO.

13 were reported injured during the clashes, including seven with live bullets.

An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an that Israeli forces fired at "rioters" who threw rocks and burning tires at security forces, "lightly injuring" five.
1 ) Kathy P / USA
06/04/2014 16:13
Horrible.. Silencing the press has never been so starkly shown.. Having ones innards shredded by a high powered assault rifle bullet.. And as horrific as it is, the countless others not on camera are not less pained.. How brutal, and morally bankrupt.. I pray he survives..

2 ) Moosh / USA
06/04/2014 16:17
What is a journalist doing in the middle of a violent protest? Throwing rocks and shooting guns makes it a violent protest.

3 ) carlos / usa
06/04/2014 17:36
israel is murder, lies and terror. Boycott divest and sanction israel.

4 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
06/04/2014 22:13
So what? Want to see a video of a Palestinian suicide bomber murdering 18 innocent Israeli civlians including women and children? There is no point to scorecards or sensationalist videos like this, other than to fan the flames of war - which is what many Palestinians and Maan commenters appear to want.

5 ) Miriam / usa
06/04/2014 23:20
This latest idf victim was clearly wearing a vest which identified him as a journalist...it seems that these heavily armed thugs called "soldiers" attack those who are plainly identified as journalist time and time again making it likely that they intentionally target certain people and have done so for years. This is no 'mistake' but surely is one more war crime/crime against humanity as cited in Geneva protocols and other intl agreements. May Yasin and other harmed be healed Insha'allah.

6 ) Colin Wright / USA
07/04/2014 10:38
The US media will discreetly ignore this. Chutzpah points for any Zionist who tries to defend it.

7 ) Joseph / Israel
07/04/2014 18:05
Israel sucks

8 ) Mel / USA
07/04/2014 19:11
And besides the HIGH VELOCITY tear-gas cannisters IOF fires at active-but-non-violent protestors which can KILL instantly,the IOF still use .22 Ruger rifles which are BANNED by Israel's supreme court(tho' IDF/RAVSHATZ don't care).Check the bullets,collect them. If they're.22's they shouldn't EVER be used on unarmed(relatively)CIVILIAN protesters(of any faith).Bravo Palestine! Keep PROTESTING. IDF don't get hurt,in their FULL-PAD riot-gear! Palestine is ALL Bilin,Nilin.Tear down walls!SUMUD!

9 ) Ian / US
07/04/2014 19:18
Dear Brian Cohen, Suicide bombers wouldn't take place if your leadership didn't steal, kill while these people slept. If someone took something of yours, denegrated your people, kick you out your house and have been occupied for about 50 years, watching your grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, cousins, neighbors killed in cold blood.

10 ) Colin Wright / USA
07/04/2014 21:34
Brian gets chutzpah points! What's your total now, Brain? I like what he apparently regards as an argument: it's basically (a) that other people commit atrocities too, and (b) that people shouldn't say anything when Israel does. By this test we would never have said anything about the Holocaust: (a) Stalin killed people too, and (b) it's not nice to say mean things to the Germans.

11 ) Michael / Mexico
08/04/2014 02:37
If you were to check Israeli history, what would you find was the method by which they ran the british out of the land? Do a bit of research on the Jewish terrorists whoenabled the formation of Israel through terrorrism, not with speech. Talk about a bunch of hipocrites.

12 ) Jaek / Egypt
08/04/2014 08:47
Zionscum are liars. You will never hear facts from a ZioNazi, only propaganda and Israeli truth. I support my muslim brothers as a egyptian christian and wish other christians will boycott israeli goods. We should stand for each other. Israelian Jews sought protection from nazis yet became the very thing that oppressed them. The Palestinian Holocaust still happening much more than jewish one since 65 years! They arent peaceful (israel) they kick out settlers, kill, bomb, injure Ma'Salam (Peace

13 ) Colin Wright / USA
11/04/2014 21:23
To Michael #11: 'If you were to check Israeli history...' If you check the elements in the Zionist argument, you will find that they are ALL lies. It's amazing. It's almost like God brought this state about to test our willingness to wallow in obvious evil. Maybe it is a test...

14 ) Robert / US
14/04/2014 02:02
#4 Brian your delusional, stop inbreeding immediately....

15 ) Robert / US
22/04/2014 04:11
Hey Cohen , you related to any of the bolshevics that killed so many Christians in Russia ?. What was his name ?. Where was he from ? Hungary maybe ?. I will see you some day Cohen.. be sure of it..

16 ) Bob / USA
09/05/2014 12:59
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