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“5 Broken Cameras” star Iyad Burnat among those shot in Bilin by Israeli forces

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Ma’an News Agency  (updated) 03/11/2013 10:04

(Photos by Mohammed Yasin)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Iyad Burnat, star of the Oscar-nominated film 5 Broken Cameras, was among those shot by Israeli forces during the weekly protest in his village of Bilin on Friday.

Israeli forces opened fire on a demonstration against the separation wall four in Bilin on Friday afternoon, injuring four individuals including Iyad Burnat and two other members of his family. Dozens of others suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.

Iyad was struck by two rubber-coated steel bullets in the thigh.

In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Burnat said that he was “fine.”

He added in a separate post on Saturday that “the bullet that does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Iyad Burnat is the brother of Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer whose film 5 Broken Cameras was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012. He was the…

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