25-05-2020 09:16 AM Jerusalem Timing

Israeli Soldier Shoots Palestinian Photojournalist in Eye

Israeli Soldier Shoots Palestinian Photojournalist in Eye

A Palestinian photojournalist was on Saturday shot in the eye by the Zionist army during clashes that broke out near the West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian flagA Palestinian photojournalist was on Saturday shot in the eye by the Zionist 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.

The occupation troops clashed on Saturday with dozens of Palestinians in southern Nablus during a march to commemorate the 67th anniversary of "Nakba Day".