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An injured Palestinian construction worker screams in pain after an Israeli army driver drove a trailer hooked to a tractor over his legs, as he tried to block him when Israeli forces stopped workers from rebuilding a house in al-Dirat village, south of Yatta in the West Bank, January 25, 2012. Israeli forces seized equipment and a trailer from Palestinian construction workers as the site falls in the occupied area C in which Israel prevents Palestinians from building on their land.

Area C, which is entirely Palestinian land and under full Israeli control, comprises 60 per cent of the West Bank and has twice as many Israeli settlers as Palestinians. Israeli authorities have allocated only 1 per cent of Area C for Palestinian development, while the number of Israeli settlements — illegal under international law — continue to expand. The Palestinian population in the area continue to diminish due to house demolitions, lack of access to water, building permits, and the occupation itself. (Getty Images)

Palestinian and left-wing Israeli demonstrators run away from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at a weekly protest against a nearby Jewish settlement, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 16, 2011. Some 100 demonstrators took part in the protest almost a week after a Palestinian demonstrator died after succumbing to his wounds sustained during a similar protest in the village last week Friday.
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Palestinian and left-wing Israeli demonstrators run away from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at a weekly protest against a nearby Jewish settlement, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 16, 2011. Some 100 demonstrators took part in the protest almost a week after a Palestinian demonstrator died after succumbing to his wounds sustained during a similar protest in the village last week Friday.

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Update: Mustafa Tamimi, the Palestinian protester who was shot in the face at close range by an Israeli soldier with a teargas canister, died this morning from his wounds.

Israeli pro-Palestinian activist Jonathan Pollack says the 28-year-old protester, Mustafa Tamimi, died in an Israeli hospital Saturday from severe brain damage. Tamimi’s relative Mahmoud Tamimi also confirmed his death.

Protesters say Tamimi was hit in the face Friday with a gas canister fired by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. An Israeli military spokeswoman said they are investigating the incident.

Palestinians have held weekly demonstrations there for the past few years to protest Jewish settler activity in the area.

The Israeli rights group B’Tselem says Tamimi is the 20th person to be killed at similar West Bank demonstrations over the past eight years.

(Photos: Haim Scwarczenberg / Lazar Simeonov, December 8, 2011)

A Palestinian girl sits on the ground as Israeli soldiers detain activists during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 11, 2011. The clashes erupted after the funeral of Palestinian demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi, who sustained a head injury during a Friday protest and died of his wounds on Saturday. 
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A Palestinian girl sits on the ground as Israeli soldiers detain activists during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 11, 2011. The clashes erupted after the funeral of Palestinian demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi, who sustained a head injury during a Friday protest and died of his wounds on Saturday. 

[Credit : Mohamad Torokman/Reuters]

Palestinian students from United Nations schools in the Jericho area create an aerial image in the shape of Pablo Picasso’s Peace Dove, at the foot of the Mount of Temptation just outside the West Bank city of Jericho on November 25, 2011. The UN initiative was done in conjunction with the world-renowned aerial artist, John Quigley, to send out a peace message to the world.
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Palestinian students from United Nations schools in the Jericho area create an aerial image in the shape of Pablo Picasso’s Peace Dove, at the foot of the Mount of Temptation just outside the West Bank city of Jericho on November 25, 2011. The UN initiative was done in conjunction with the world-renowned aerial artist, John Quigley, to send out a peace message to the world.

[Credit : Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty]