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Fri Mar 13 2009 (Updated 03/19/09)
Tristan Anderson Critically Injured After Demonstration Against Israeli Wall
Oakland CA Resident Tristan Anderson Critically Injured by IDF Tear Gas Canister in Ni'lin
Updates about Tristan's condition: On March 15th, Tristan moved his fingers in response to a request from a doctor. March 14th

On March 13th, 2009, Tristan Anderson, from Oakland, California was critically wounded in the village of Ni'lin after Israeli forces shot him in the head with a high-powered tear-gas canister. Tristan is a dedicated activist and reporter who has long been committed to social and environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad in places such as Oaxaca, Iraq, and Palestine. Tristan has posted his reports to Indybay since 2001.

As a result of his injuries, Tristan Anderson, 38 years old, has been taken to Israeli hospital Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv. Anderson is unconscious and had been bleeding heavily from the nose and mouth. He sustained a serious injury to his forehead where he was struck by the canister. He is currently being operated on.

"Tristan was shot by the new tear-gas canisters that can be shot up to 500 meters," reports Teah Lunqvist (Sweden) with the International Solidarity Movement. "I ran over as I saw someone had been shot, while the Israeli forces continued to fire tear-gas at us. When an ambulance came, the Israeli soldiers refused to allow the ambulance through the checkpoint just outside the village. After 5 minutes of arguing with the soldiers, the ambulance passed."

Tristan Anderson was shot as Israeli forces attacked a demonstration against the construction of the annexation wall through the village of Ni'lin's land. Another resident from Ni'lin was shot in the leg with live ammunition. Several other demonstrators against the wall have been killed or rendered brain dead as a result of IDF use of rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition in the villages of Ni'ilin and Bil'in.

Other ISM activists killed or injured by Israeli forces: Rachel Corrie, killed by a bulldozer in March 16th, 2003; Brian Avery, shot in the face in April 2003; and Tom Hurndall, shot to death in 2004.

7141 Palestinians have been killed by Israel since September 2000.

Read More: 1 | 2 | 3 | imc_video.gif Video | Starhawk: Tristan Shot in the West Bank | David Rovics: The Israeli Terror (and Tristan Anderson) | International Solidarity Movement

Recent Coverage By Tristan (he also posted as "Eric Blair" and "Cricket"):
photo Four Demonstrators Shot and Wounded in Ni'ilin, Palestine | photo 2006-2008 Berkeley Oaks Tree Sit | photo 2008 Reclaim The Streets Protest | photo 2008 Iraq War Protest | photo 2008 Chevron Protest | photo Fossil Fools Bike Ride | photo Anti-War Bike Ride | photo Hamburg protest against ASEM and the G8 | photo Brad Will memorials in Oaxaca

photo Tristan's 2004 Posts From Iraq | video Tristan Speaking in 2004 About His Trip to Iraq During First Year of War | photo Arrested at 2004 Reclaim The Commons Protest | photo Tristan's 2006 Report Back From Oaxaca

More Of Tristan's Indybay Reports Over the Years
02/14/19 Axon Attempts to Defend Taser Use at San Mateo Co. Supervisors Meeting After 3 Deaths Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula01/28/19 Sit-In at San Mateo County DA's Office in Case of Man Murdered by Police Taser Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula01/25/19 Despite Attempts to Divide the Feminist Movement, Bay Area Takes to the Streets Front Page | Womyn | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/21/19 Northern California Celebrates Martin Luther King's Fight for Justice Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/16/19 Teachers Striking in LA and Promising to Strike in Oakland If Funding Needs Not Met Front Page | Labor & Workers | Education & Student Activism | East Bay | California01/15/19 West Oakland Gentrification Claims Yet Another Casualty as Qilombo Forced Out Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action | East Bay01/14/19 Millions of Public Housing and Section 8 Renters at Risk If Shutdown Continues Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S. | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights01/13/19 Once the Most Abundant Fish in the Delta, Smelt Numbers Dangerously Decreasing Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections01/13/19 Santa Rosa Park Built in Andy Lopez' Honor, Civil Settlement Reached for 2013 Murder Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | North Bay / Marin01/11/19 Kevin Cooper: My Thoughts on Governor Brown's Executive Order Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | North Bay / Marin | California01/08/19 Oakland Remembers Oscar Grant on Tenth Anniversary of His Murder Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay