FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kaoru Kishida, a Japanese activist shot near the eye by a rubber-coated steel bullet in Bil’in, has just been operated on in St. John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. The doctors still don’t know if he will regain his eyesight.
Kishida was shot on January 25th, in a non-violent demonstration against the Annexation Wall in the village of Bil’in. When he was shot, three Israeli activists came to his help. While walking him away from the demonstration, they were all shot, one in the leg, one in the behind, and one near the eye. All of them have since recovered.
For more information, contact:
Kaoru Kishida, St. John’s Eye Hospital 02-5828325 (press 7 for English, extension 230 for the male ward)
Mieko Galiko 0546597415