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Story of Victimized Palestinian Child by Israeli Occupation Forces

last update : 27/12/2017 - 08:18 PM ( Since 5 months )

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Gaza,(Alresalah.ps)-- On the 15th of December 2017, Mohammed climbed his house’s three-meter wall, to watch the movement of Israeli occupation forces (IOF), yet there was a soldier lying down, and watching his movement. The soldier shot the 15-year-old boy with a single bullet that penetrated his face. The boy fell from the top of the wall and hit the ground.

Mohammed’s mother told the PIC reporter, “I was praying inside my house, when my daughter screamed: Muhammad was shot, and he fell from the wall of the house.”

“However, the words of young people who ran to help him, telling me to calm down and asserting that he was shot by a rubber-coated bullet, not live ammunition, gave me a little bit of relief.”

Full of pain and tears, the mother of the wounded boy, Mohammed al-Tamimi, 15, from the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, continues saying: “The x-ray showed that a rubber bullet penetrated the head of Mohammed from the left ear and settled inside the skull. The doctors needed several hours to get it out.”

Speaking of his situation, she added, full of tears, “Muhammad is still in a coma, connected to artificial respiration and lying in the intensive care unit. His health condition could only be judged after he recovers from his coma. As a result of the bleeding, he inhaled a lot of blood, which resulted in suffering from pneumonia.”

Targeting children

According to Ali al-Tamimi, who witnessed the shooting of the rubber-coated bullets at Mohammed, Israeli soldiers deliberately fired at him from a zero distance. “We were stunned by the large amount of blood Mohammed lost. We dragged him to the center of the village.”

He continued: “The IOF not only shot Mohammed, but also arrested his cousin Ahed al-Tamimi a few days later, and members of her family, in retaliation for the family’s rejection of the injustice of the occupation, and their participation in weekly peaceful protests in the village of Nabi Saleh.”

Continued suffering

Mohammed’s mother confirms that her child is a freed prisoner. He was arrested and thrown into Israeli prison when he was only 13 years old. He was injured more than once during the clashes in the village of Nabi Saleh.

She added, “Since the Trump’s recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, almost every day there are confrontations with the occupation forces, where soldiers are stationed at the entrance of the village, claiming that they check the identity of young people as a pretext and arrest Palestinians who they deem wanted. Permanent tension continues to prevail.”

Since US President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, 15 young Palestinians were killed, and more than 3,000 were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, during protests condemning the American decision.

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