Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Video: Irishman shot in leg by Israeli forces in Silwad

Warning: This video contains explicit language

Tommy Donnellan, an Irish pro-Palestinian activist, was reportedly struck in the leg by a rubber-coated bullet fired by Israeli security forces on May 3.

Irish cameraman Tommy Donnellan was shot in the back, leg and arm by the Israeli military while filming a protest in the Palestinian village of Silwad in the occupied West Bank.

Mr. Donnellan, who is from near Ballinasloe in Galway, travelled to the West Bank in February. He sustained three wounds from a rubber-coated steel bullets which punctured his left leg, and bruised his back and upper right arm.

This is the third time Mr. Donnellan has been injured by the Israeli military in as many months. On 19th March, he sustained a wound from a rubber-coated steel bullet which punctured his upper right arm while filming a protest in Nabi Saleh. Last Friday 26th April he recieved a slight injury when he was struck by a concussion grenade in the right leg.

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