American badly hurt in clash with Israeli military
JERUSALEM (AP) - A California man is hospitalized in Tel Aviv, Israel, with life-threatening injuries suffered in a confrontation with Israeli troops today.
Tristan Anderson was taking part in a protest against the separation barrier Israel is building in the West Bank and witnesses say he was hit in the head with a tear-gas canister fired by Israeli troops.
The military says it has no details on how he was hurt.
A hospital spokeswoman says Anderson is in critical condition and on a ventilator.
The Israeli military says the area where members of the International Solidarity Movement were protesting is off limits.
The military says some of the 400 protesters started throwing rocks at troops.
And a spokeswoman for Solidarity says troops responded by firing tear gas canisters down from a hill, one of which she says knocked a "large hole" in the front of Anderson's head.