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American hurt in Palestinian protest stabilized
By IAN DEITCH
Associated Press
2009-03-15 11:22 PM
A hospital spokeswoman says an American demonstrator seriously injured in clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers is in stable condition.

Tristan Anderson, 38, of Oakland, California, was hit in the head by a tear gas canister during a protest against Israel's separation barrier Friday and underwent surgery at a hospital near Tel Aviv.

A hospital spokeswoman says Anderson is on a respirator but in stable condition. She spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because of the issue's sensitivity.

Anderson was hurt in the West Bank town of Naalin, where activists often protest the barrier.

Israel says it is vital to keep Palestinian militants out. Palestinians view it as land grab because it juts into the West Bank.

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