Collateral Damage


CONFRONTATION: An Israeli soldier takes on protesters, including Naamati, who was shot and seriously injured

Lieut. General Moshe Yaalon is used to visiting wounded Israeli soldiers in hospitals. But the tousle-haired 22-year-old at whose bedside the chief of Israel's army sat last week was a civilian, and it wasn't a Palestinian bullet that severed an artery in his left leg and destroyed his right knee. An Israeli soldier shot Gil Naamati as he protested at the section of the "security fence" that cuts through the West Bank village of Masha. Naamati was hit by live ammunition after he clipped a piece of razor wire. "You shouldn't have done that," Yaalon said quietly. "I know," Naamati replied,...

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