CHILD SHOT IN HEAD BY ISRAELI OCCUPATION REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

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A child wounded in head by Israeli occupation troops on Thursday January 30th remained in a critical condition in hospital on Saturday February 1st.

15-year-old Mohammad Mohannad Shteiwi was shot in head with a rubber-coated steel bullet by an Israeli occupation forces’ soldier during a demonstration against Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ plan at Kafr Qaddum village on the occupied West Bank.

The protest took place near a gate closing the main road from the village to the nearby main towns. The road has been closed by the occupation since 2003 and is the location of the weekly Friday demonstration in the village.

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Protesters burned tires and threw stones, while Israel’s occupation forces attacked them with rubber-coated steel bullets, sponge bullets and tear-gas. Israeli occupation forces are said to have attempted to ambush protesters at the nearby olive grove and to have stormed the village itself.

The bullet hit Mohammad Shteiwi on the right side of his head, penetrated his skull and settled in his brain, leading to a critical injury. He received first aid on site, with a photograph showing massive bleeding.

Because of the Israeli occupation closure of the main road, it took half an hour longer than necessary for the teenager to arrive in a hospital. Previously several deaths have been attributed to the delayed access to hospital care.

After going through surgery, Mohammad Shteiwi remains in critical condition in a hospital Intensive Care Unit.

On July 12th 10-year-old Abdulrahman Yasser Shteiwi was shot in head by Israeli occupation soldier during Kafr Qaddum’s weekly Friday protest – in which the he didn’t take part – leaving him with what now seem to be permanent, severe brain damage.

 (Source / 02.02.2020) 

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