Child in coma after being shot by Israeli forces near Hebron
Published Sunday 03/08/2014 (updated) 04/08/2014 21:14
A Palestinian boy with his face covered in a scarf stands near burning
tires during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a demonstration on
April 25, 2014 in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied
West Bank (AFP/File Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and seriously injured a Palestinian child during clashes near Hebron on Sunday, medics said.
Hazim al-Shalalda, the directer of al-Mizan hospital, told Ma'an that 11-year-old Moheyeddin Salah Idriss was shot in the chest with a live bullet during the clashes.
The boy is currently in a coma and undergoing a complex medical procedure, al-Shalalda said.
Moheyeddin was shot during clashes near Kiryat Arba settlement east of Hebron, where protesters threw rocks and Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas at Palestinians.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was looking into the incident.