Member Survives Shooting
Meta Peace Team
November 11, 2014
One of MPT’s International team members, who is here (Palestine) working the olive harvest, was shot in the chest with a .22 long rifle round. This is not standard military amunition. It is something the Israelis started using during the intifata, claiming it would stop and hospitalize people with major flesh wounds, but would not kill them. After it did kill several people, the Israeli military adjutant limited its use, acknowledging clearly it could be deadly. In the US warnings for the .22 long rifle caution that the bullets can kill at one mile.
The significance of this case is that the shot was clearly aimed at the center of the chest, from a short distance, using a 4X scope for precision. Continue reading