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Family: Palestinian child injured by stun grenade in East Jerusalem

Oct. 3, 2015 7:20 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 3, 2015 7:21 P.M.)
An Israeli policeman stands looking over the flashpoint village of Issawiya in East Jerusalem, during a protest against the new cement blockades at the entrances of the village, Nov. 12, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli/File)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An eight-year-old Palestinian boy sustained burns when Israeli forces reportedly threw a stun grenade in his direction on Friday evening in Issawiya village in occupied East Jerusalem, the child's parents told Ma'an.

The mother of the boy, who she identified as Rani Naim al-Tamimi, said he sustained second-degree burns on his neck, shoulder and face after the stun grenade exploded when he opened a car door at the entrance to the village.

She said that Israeli forces had completely sealed the village through Friday, preventing locals from leaving or entering.

She said that the family was in their car at the village entrance, when a soldier threw the a grenade. It reportedly exploded as her son, Rani, opened the door.

The mother said that her son immediately panicked and started repeating: "I do not want to die from the bomb."

There were other reported instances of Israeli forces firing stun grenades at locals near the sealed entrances to Issawiya on Friday.

The day before saw clashes erupt between locals and Israeli forces across the village, amid soaring tensions across the occupied Palestinian territory.

In addition to ongoing entry restrictions for Palestinians to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, recent days have also seen a number of attacks by Israeli settlers in response to the killing of two settlers near Nablus on Thursday.

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