Saturday 25/02/06, Tel Aviv - 150 activists demonstrated outside the Kiria army base in Tel Aviv in response to the violence of the IDF and the police in anti-wall demonstrations, as seen in the shooting of 17-year-old Anarchists Against The Wall member, Matan Cohen. Matan was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet at an anti-wall demo the previous day. Four protesters were arrested and beaten by the police. AATW is now demanding an immediate investigation into "the use of unnecessary force by the security forces on activists".
In 2003, AATW activist Gil Na'amati was shot in the leg by security forces while protesting against the wall in the village of Mas'ha. Na'amati and an American protester were shot and wounded while trying to cut a section the apartheid fence. After a lengthy investigation, none of the soldiers or commanders involved in the shooting were prosecuted.
Ed. note: Matan has had surgery to remove a blood clot from his eye. It is still unclear if he will be able to see again, or not.