Accessibility links

Breaking News

US Seeks Investigation After American Injured in Anti-Israel Protest

The United States has asked Israel to investigate an incident in which a U.S. student lost an eye during a pro-Palestinian protest in Jerusalem.

A U.S. embassy spokesman in Tel Aviv Monday said officials there have passed the investigation request to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Twenty-one-year-old Emily Henochowicz lost her eye after being struck by an Israeli tear-gas canister during a protest at a Jerusalem checkpoint last week.

Henochowicz was demonstrating with a pro-Palestinian group against Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla that killed nine Turkish activists.

Witnesses say Israeli border guards deliberately fired tear-gas canisters at the protesters. The military says the injured American was not targeted.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.