Brave Reporter Returns To Live TV Soon After Stun Grenade Burns Her Face

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When a stun grenade struck Arab-Israeli TV journalist Hana Mahameed in the face on Sunday, viewers hardly expected her back on the air any time soon.

The incident occurred in East Jerusalem during a struggle between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, The Guardian reports.

Police fired the projectile grenade aiming for demonstrators, but they hit the journalist instead.

According to police spokeswoman Luba Samri, police used “riot dispersal means” to break up the protestors. Samri insisted,

Whoever is present with law-breaking rioters risks getting injured.

The attack did not hold Mahameed back from doing her job for Lebanon-based station Al Mayadeen. Hours after being treated for facial burns, the reporter returned to the air, her face and neck shrouded by bandages.

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Citations: Arab-Israeli TV journalist goes back on air after being hit by stun grenade (The Guardian)