Protester injured by police water cannon on Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway

Demonstrators block a road and clash with police during a protest against the judicial overhaul on Route 1, near Ein Hemed, July 11, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
Demonstrators block a road and clash with police during a protest against the judicial overhaul on Route 1, near Ein Hemed, July 11, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

A protester is taken to hospital with a head injury after she was hit in the face by a water cannon deployed by police to clear demonstrators against the judicial overhaul who were blocking a key highway.

The Magen David Adom emergency service says the woman was hit in the head by the high-pressured water on Route 1, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The injured woman is taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Earlier this week, a number of senior physicians asked police to stop using water cannons as a crowd dispersal technique after a number of protesters were seriously wounded.

The letter characterized water cannons as “weapons” that cause “exceptional and serious” damage by spraying water at high pressure.

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