Tear-gas canister puts Gazan on life support
A Palestinian was on life support in a Gaza hospital on Friday after being struck in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier.
Israel says it uses tear gas as a non-lethal measure against Gaza border protests.
But the projectile, launched by a soldier on the Israeli side of the frontier, hit Haitham Abu Sabla in the face as he watched Palestinian stone-throwers taking part in demonstrations east of Khan Younis town, witnesses said.
As seen in these pictures by Reuters photographer Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, the 23-year-old staggered back with the gas-spewing canister embedded in his cheek, his shirt bloodied, before collapsing.
A Gaza hospital official said Abu Sabla was placed on life support after the canister was surgically removed
Le faits sont terribles... Les photos sont insupportables...
Dans le même temps, ces images démontrent aussi tristement la valeur de témoignage du travail des photo-reporters face aux exactions de la répression militaire et/ou policière.