A young Palestinian man died on Sunday morning, nine years after being shot by Israeli forces and left with life-changing injuries.
Yacoub Fayeq Nassar, from the Fawwar Refugee Camp south of Hebron (Al-Khalil), in the West Bank, was shot by Israeli forces in 2009, which left him paralyzed from the waist down and eventually requiring leg amputation.
A Palestinian young man, Yacoub Fayeq Nassar, succumbs to wounds sustained today morning in Al- Fawwar refugee camp south of Al- Khalil after being shot by occupation forces since 2009. #israelicrimes pic.twitter.com/PbVntOoTDp
— EQB (@eqb_eng) July 8, 2018
His injury prompted him to also suffer from renal failure, which became severe in recent months and is thought to have caused his death.
The Fawwar Camp has witnessed much violence at the hands of the Israeli forces, partly due to its proximity to Hebron, whose religious significance for Jews and Muslims have led to it becoming aggressively settled by hardline Israelis and a flashpoint for violence.
— Dan Frank (@dan90125) March 23, 2018
Two years ago, Israeli forces closed off the Fawwar Camp as collective punishment for a nearby shooting of an Israeli car. The siege meant that aid supplies, including medicine for the elderly and food for needy, could not enter the camp, home to 9,500 refugees.
In July, Israeli forces punitively closed Fawwar Refugee Camp 25 days,
disrupting lives of 10,000 camp residents https://t.co/7zOEiiIXFn
— Marian Houk (@Marianhouk) August 17, 2016
Overnight incursions are common in the camp, and often turn violent leading to a number of casualties.
Israeli soldiers are known to intentionally shoot Palestinians below the waist to cause them significant life-long injuries.
Bullets prohibited by International Law, are used by the Israeli army against Palestinians who participate peacefully in the Great Return March, this tactic is known as "kneecapping" and its objective is to cause permane…https://t.co/S2dqvz6X7d pic.twitter.com/9rsFalY1RR
— india support for free Palestine!🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪 (@Imtiyazmakrani4) April 3, 2018
Also known as “kneecapping”, they aim to terrorize Palestinian youth into submission, warning them not to take part in any resistance activities or risk long-term physical and mental harm.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)