Reports confirmed indicate that 38 year old American Tristan Anderson was shot on Saturday by an Israeli soldier during a protest against the construction of a border wall in the town of Naalin. Hit in the face by a cannister of tear gas fired at lightning bolt speed, Anderson remains in critical condition.
Anderson was at the time participating in a protest with Palestinian people as part of the International Solidarity Movement. Upon being treated by medical personnel, the ambulance carrying Anderson was allegedly not allowed to pass through an Israeli checkpoint for well over ten minutes while Anderson's face bled profusely.
This violent act comes after a string of bloodletting following Israel's offensive into Gaza which began late in December and concluded days before the American presidential inauguration. Four Israelis and over 1,000 Palestinians died in the month long seige.