Israel said that there was no ‘criminal intent’ in the attack. This incident occurred in March of 2009 during a protest. The victim was shot in the head with a high-velocity tear gas canister. He has woken up from the month-long comma with severe brain damage.
After the crime took place the Israeli authorities clearly stated that the culprits would be held responsible. But, instead, they waited for 10 months, and when the time was right they exonerated them – patting them on the back for a job well-done.
Tristan Anderson’s family is filing a law suit. Their lawyer, Michael Sfard, has stated: “International law identifies the incident as a clear case of human rights abuse. We will pursue this matter and take the government of Israel to court.”
This is just one of the many cases of human rights violations that the Israeli government is being charged with.