5 protesters at Jerusalem hospital; one says hit in the head at the side of protest

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Protester Amir Schnabel at hospital after being hit by a water cannon (Courtesy)
Protester Amir Schnabel at hospital after being hit by a water cannon (Courtesy)

Five anti-judicial overhaul protesters have been brought to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. According to a hospital spokesperson, all their injuries are minor.

Amir Schnabel, a 57-year-old high-tech worker from Tel Aviv, told The Times of Israel that he was hit in the side of the head by a water cannon stream as he stood at the side of a protest at the Knesset this morning. He is currently in the hospital’s emergency department undergoing medical tests.

“I was standing to the side of the main protest area, and I suddenly got hit in my head by the stream of water. The force threw me to the ground and the left side of my jaw hit the sidewalk curb. I remember the impact but not everything after that. The people who were there told me I lost consciousness for a minute or so,” he said.

Shaare Zedek has yet to identify the other protesters or release details on their injuries.

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