US Woman Loses Eye in Israeli Protest
Maryland college student hit by tear gas canister
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 2, 2010 4:00 AM CDT
A Palestinian woman reacts as she holds a cloth to the bleeding face of an American activist who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops between Ramallah and Jerusalem, Monday, May 31, 2010.   (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

(Newser) – An American woman lost her eye yesterday during a demonstration in Jerusalem against Israel's naval raid on a Gaza aid flotilla. Maryland college student Emily Henochowicz, 21, was hit in the face by a tear gas canister shot by an Israeli border policeman and underwent surgery in a local hospital, where she is now recuperating.

"We can confirm that a US citizen, Emily Henochowicz, suffered a serious injury when a gas canister hit her in the face, as she was standing among other protesters in the West Bank at the Qalandiya checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel," a State Department spokesman said.

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bignycom
Jun 6, 2010 11:15 PM CDT
It's look lke girl with Russian-Jewish name from USA got hit from Israel.
JimW
Jun 2, 2010 11:27 PM CDT
I suppose Ms. Emily Henochowicz is an anti-Semite?
DANEgerus
Jun 2, 2010 7:09 PM CDT
Terrorists advocating genocide run the risks that the sheep may not march to the ovens so willingly this time.