We are all very sad and angry to hear about the horrific injury inflicted on Emily just one day after she left the Jordan Valley. She was at a demonstration at Qalandia checkpoint, when she was hit in the eye be a tear gas cannister shot by an Israeli soldier – the demonstration was one of many that took place across the West Bank today in outrage over the Israeli military’s attack on the Gaza freedom flotilla and blatant violation of international law. She has lost her eye, and has very severe fractures to her face.

We all enjoyed the time we spent with Emily whilst she was in the Jordan Valley and loved the pictures she drew of the area. We send her our best wishes.

For more information about Emily see http://palsolidarity.org/2010/05/12604/ and http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/u-s-demands-idf-probe-how-american-lost-eye-at-west-bank-protest-1.294566