Palestinian Man with Down’s Syndrome Dies from Wounds

Arif Jaradat succumbed to his wounds. (Photo: via twitter)

A Palestinian young man from the West Bank who suffered from Down’s Syndrome died on Sunday evening after succumbing to wounds he sustained when Israeli forces shot him during clashes in his hometown of Sair, his family told Ma’an.

Arif Jaradat, 21, was shot by Israeli soldiers in the back on May 4 when clashes erupted after Israeli forces stormed the Ras al-Aroud area of Sair in Hebron.

Ma’an reported at the time that Jaradat had sustained “moderate” injuries, and was taken to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron city for treatment. He succumbed to his wounds yesterday.

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Jaradat is one of more than 200 Palestinians, including at least a dozen residents of Sair, to be killed by Israeli forces or settlers since October.

The Hebron district in particular grew as a flashpoint during the unrest, and the Israeli military has shut down movement in large portions of the district, including Sair.

Israeli forces have come under repeated criticism for excessive use of force as well as lethal methods of crowd control that often result in death or injury of protesters.

(MA’AN, PC)

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