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Palestinian Photographer Blinded in One Eye by Israeli Border Police Fire at Protest



Photo of Muath Amarneh after getting shot in the eye
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A Palestinian press photographer was blinded in one eye on Friday by a bullet fired by border policemen while he was covering a demonstration in the Palestinian village of Surif near Hebron in the West Bank.
The 32-year-old photographer, Muad Amarna, who lives in the Dheisheh refugee camp, said he had been was standing at a distance from a group of young people who were throwing stones at the police at the time because he didn’t want to put himself in the line of fire. Police said he was not targeted and may have been too close to the clash, which it said involved dozens of rioters.

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