Middle East

AP photographer wounded by Israeli fire while covering clash

The Associated Press Photographer Majdi Mohammed shows a bruise after he was hit  with a rubber bullet while covering clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the town of al Ram, West Bank, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Mohammed said that while he was covering the clashes, one of the Israelis cursed him and ordered him to leave. He said that as he turned around to leave, he was shot from close range in the back of his shoulder, an area that was not covered by his protective vest. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press Photographer Majdi Mohammed shows a bruise after he was hit with a rubber bullet while covering clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the town of al Ram, West Bank, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Mohammed said that while he was covering the clashes, one of the Israelis cursed him and ordered him to leave. He said that as he turned around to leave, he was shot from close range in the back of his shoulder, an area that was not covered by his protective vest. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

An Associated Press photographer has been shot and lightly wounded by a rubber bullet fired by Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank.

Photographer Majdi Mohammed says he was covering an arrest raid in the village of al-Ram on Sunday when residents began throwing stones at Israeli forces. The forces responded with tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Mohammed says that during the unrest, one of the Israelis cursed him and ordered him to leave. He said that as he turned around, he was shot from close range in the back of his shoulder, an area that was not covered by his protective vest.

Israeli authorities say they are investigating.