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Palestinian boy, 10, critically injured by rubber bullet in Jerusalem

May 21, 2015 6:46 P.M. (Updated: May 22, 2015 4:42 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian child was critically injured after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near the Shufat refugee camp on Thursday, witnesses said.

Yahiya Sami al-Amudi, 10, was walking near a checkpoint by the East Jerusalem refugee camp when he was shot by the bullet.

He was taken to the Hadassa hospital in Ein Karem with a fractured skull, jaw, and left ear and had surgery to remove his left eye.

Medics said he is in a critical condition.

A spokesman for Fatah in the camp, Thaer Fasfous, condemned the targeting of children with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that there were "disturbances" in the Shufat area after locals threw stones at municipality workers.

Israeli border police used "non-lethal" weapons and a 10-year-old boy was moderately injured and taken to hospital, he added.

Comments
spb / usa
parents should be arrested for endangering life of kids
21/05/2015 20:00
Tibi / Tubas
Undoubtedly, the 10-year-old "was walking near a checkpoint",
as part of a large violent clash, and probably throwing stones too,
before he was shot by a rubber-bullet. And,
It is dusgusting that Palestinians will use their children for violence,
just show to show such injuries to the world !!
21/05/2015 20:50
JoeUSA / USA
Israel , quit shooting kids......
21/05/2015 21:24
Johnny benson / USA
Bad luck.....that's the result of dis order...what those idiots think they can gain...except for the propaganda effect of this poor boys injury
21/05/2015 21:27
Georginga papadoupolis / England
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN
HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN
THIS IS WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS
BECAUSE OF THESE ENDLESS CRIMES, THE WORLD HATES ISRAEL! IT HAS TO STOP!
21/05/2015 22:33
Florence / UK
Hope the child recovers. All I can say to the trolls is imagine if it was your child.
21/05/2015 22:56
Mark of Lewiston / USA
Cops in the US treat kids as military enemies. So does Israel
22/05/2015 03:04
Jon / USA
Undoubtedly Tibi has no heart. Undoubtedly Israeli soldiers aim at the faces of children because they love to punish the innocent. Undoubtedly soldiers are racists who see Palestinians as animals. Undoubtedly Israel will drown in their evil deeds. Undoubtedly they will become a pariah to the world.
22/05/2015 08:22
Mark of Lewiston / USA
Cops in the US treat kids as military enemies. So does Israel
22/05/2015 08:26
Luke / Uk
Join the BDS movement. Work to end this endless brutality against defenceless Palestinians.
22/05/2015 18:50
Colin Wright / USA
Just look at these pictures. This is what supporting Israel means. If that doesn't bother you, great: you're in the right line of work. If it does bother you, get out -- before you lose your soul.
23/05/2015 19:15
Fate / Palestine
This is how Israel "defends" itself by shooting our children in the face with rubber coated bullets. What threat does this child hold? Absolutely none! Disgusting cowards in big army suits are so keen on going after little children.
24/05/2015 07:36
Lisa / Germany
Im not even shocked to see those news because it happens on a regular basis, israeli soldiers get instructions to aim at the eyes and face of children to diable them permanently. Always check the label guys, if it says "israel" you dont wanna buy it.
24/05/2015 12:59
Arnold / Canada
Lisa / Germany. It is people of your ilk that spread lies to incite hatred. NO. Soldiers are NOT given instructions to aim at the eyes. What for? All it leads to is bad press. The kid was just unlucky to get hit in the face. Plain and simple.
26/05/2015 01:55
Jim Hyder / USA
Arnold, the main objective of the shootings is to "toughen up" the troops so they don't mind shooting kids, old people or just beating them to death.
I am sure if you look around you will find a few children with bullet holes in their little chest, exactly where the heart is.
27/05/2015 21:48
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