World Bulletin / News Desk
A Palestinian photojournalist was on Saturday shot in the eye by the Israeli army during clashes that broke out near the West Bank city of Nablus.
Nidal Eshtayeh, a photojournalist who works for China's Xinhua press agency and the Palestinian Safa agency, was shot with a rubber bullet in his left eye and taken to a hospital in Nablus to receive medical treatment.
"Eshtayeh's eyelid was damaged, causing his left eye to swell," a medical source told on condition of anonymity.
He said the photojournalist received medical treatment at the hospital and then went home.
Eshtayeh, for his part, told that a rubber bullet penetrated the glass of his teargas mask and hit his eye.
"The [Israeli] army opened heavy fire on protesters and media personnel," he added.
Israeli army troops clashed on Saturday with dozens of Palestinians in southern Nablus during a march to commemorate the 67th anniversary of "Nakba Day".Last Mod: 17 Mayıs 2015, 11:50