Israel Amputates Leg of Palestinian Teen after Shooting Him

Eissa Al-Muti. (Falasteen via MEMO)

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has had his right leg amputated after Israeli soldiers shot him, the victim’s lawyer said.

Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee lawyer Tareq Barghouthi said Eissa Al-Muti was detained on 19 September after he was critically wounded at the entrance of Bethlehem.

Al-Muti is being held at the Israeli Hadassah Medical Centre and is chained to his bed in the medical centre, Barghouti said. Upon arrival Al-Muti was due to have an operation on the veins in his leg in an effort to save it, however the operation failed and his situation deteriorated leading doctors to amputate it.

The Ofer Military Court ruled that the teen should be released yesterday on a bail of 700 shekels ($178) however the military prosecutor appealed the decision based on Al-Muti’s medical condition.

Head of the prisoners’ affairs Issa Qaraqe said Al-Muti is a victim of the racist Israeli policies and their aggression against Palestinian children.

He added that this is a deliberate crime for which the Israeli occupation must pay and be prosecuted for in an international court.

(Middle East Monitor)

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