Palestinian photojournalist shot in eye by Israeli army

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.

Palestinian photojournalist shot in eye by Israeli army

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".

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