Who is this man and how was he injured? (2)

Here’s the full report:

29 July 2011
AT-TUWANI: Settlers harass Palestinian shepherds and assault international observers.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on 27 July 2011, masked settlers from the Havat Ma’on outpost, armed with stones and an iron bar, harassed three Palestinian shepherds and attacked two international observers.
The shepherds were out with their flocks on Palestinian land near Meshaha hill when the four masked settlers attacked them. They were able to getaway, but the settlers then hit a CPTer in the head with an iron bar and destroyed his camera. He went to the hospital in Yatta and received eight stitches.
Christian Peacemaker Teams and Operation Dove have documented six occasions since June 22, 2011 in which settlers from Havat Ma’on have attacked Palestinians or internationals near Meshaha Hill.
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When I was in Israel-Palestine, I met CPT international observers like this man who hope, by their presence, that incidents like this will be reduced. They are willing to risk suffering like this for the well-being of others.
Pray for peace in the Middle East – and speak up whenever you can in the USA, and especially in the Christian community, when misguided statements are made that would justify this sort of violence by Israelis, but decry it against Israelis. Instead, advocate for a theology that affirms God is “no respecter of persons” – that God wants the same blessings of safety, peace, and justice for both Israelis and Palestinians, and not one at the expense of the other.
And thank God for courageous groups like the CPT that seek to demonstrate that dream of justice and peace even when doing so is dangerous and costly.