JERUSALEM – 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.