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posted 27 February 2005 12:26 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
On 5 April 2003, Avery was in the West Bank town of Jenin to meet colleagues when two Israeli military vehicles fitted with mounted machine guns approached them. Avery, who was wearing a fluorescent vest marked with the Arabic, Hebrew and English word for "doctor", raised his arms in the air.

A few seconds later a bullet ripped through his face, shattering his nasal bones, left eye, the whole left cheek area, and the upper and lower jaws.

"The vehicle drove up to about 30 metres to where we were, [then] they just opened fire and I was shot through the face and knocked to the ground. [They] fired a large number of rounds, and when they finished shooting they just drove off," Avery told in a phone conversation from Tel Aviv.

An initial Israeli internal command inquiry after the incident exonerated the soldiers in question of any wrongdoing, claiming that it was Palestinian fire that hit Brian.


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