13-3-09: Independant US Journalist Tristan Anderson, 38 from Son Francisco was shot near Ni'im reporting on protest against the construction of the West Bank wall. The bullet hit his forehead and left eye. Israeli border control stopped Red Cross ambulance at the border. He had neurosurgical operation in Tel Aviv removed part of his brain,but survived.
Thsi happened just 3 days before the 5th memorial day for Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003). She was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. She was killed by a Caterpillar D9R armored bulldozer operated by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during a protest against the destruction of Palestinian homes by the IDF in the Gaza Strip.
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