My uncle got shot in the leg while he taking pictures during our Friday demonstration.
The demonstration started as usual, after the prayers at 12.30 o’clock.
The weather was clouded, for once it wasn’t so hot like in the past few weeks. Many many people came to demonstrate against the Apartheid wall, chanting slogans in support of our prisoners and against the crimes committed by the Apartheid regime of Israel. My uncle accompanied the demonstration, since he volunteers as a photographer for Ni’ilin’s Committee Against The Apartheid Wall. He wanted to document everything that was happening.
Once the demonstration reached the gate, the Israeli soldiers started shooting tear gas. It was impossible to breath or even to see anything anymore. Then they opened the gate and ran towards us, trying to arrest as many demonstrators as possible. My uncle ran away, like everybody else. He has been arrested twice in the past and had to pay 1000,- Shekel to be released. He didn’t want to get arrested again.
But the Israeli military doesn’t want anybody to document the crimes they are committing against us. So they tried to catch my uncle Hamoudh with his camera. Due to the heavy tear gas, he couldn’t breath and couldn’t see where he was running and stumbled on a rock, when soldier fired a tear gas canister at his leg. He fell and hurt his leg.
Another man got shot, too. I don’t know his name but here is a picture of him.
He got shot and fell and broke his leg. The two are still in the hospital. I hope they will be released very soon. It’s my birthday today. But it’s not the time to celebrate. I hope I can celebrate my birthday in freedom and justice soon, without anybody getting shot.