RAMALLAH, November 14 (JMCC) - An American activist will seek damages in Israeli court for injuries sustained during a demonstration in the West Bank, reports the
Tristan Anderson, of Oakland, Calif., was hit in the head with a tear gas canister fired during a demonstration against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier in March 2009.
He lost an eye and suffered brain damage that paralyzed part of his body.
Anderson’s Israeli lawyer Ghada Hlehi says the hearing will be held on Nov. 24 in Jerusalem. She says he is suing the Israeli government for unspecified damages.
Israel’s justice ministry has maintained there was no evidence of wrongdoing by the military.