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Star of Oscar-nominated film shot by Israeli forces

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Iyad Burnat, star of the Oscar-nominated film 5 Broken Cameras, was among several protesters shot by Israeli forces during a weekly protest in his home village of Bilin this past Friday, Nov. 2.

Iyad, who was among four shot, was struck in the thigh twice with rubber coated steel bullets. Dozens of other protesters suffered from tear gas inhalation.

Shortly after the incident, Burnat posted on Facebook stating that he was “fine” and later adding “the bullet that does not kill us makes us stronger.”

5 Broken Cameras is a film by Iyad’s brother, Emad, about Bilin villagers who engage in a non-violent campaign against Israeli authorities who confiscate village land in order to build a separation wall. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012.