Palestinian Teen Refused Medical Treatment While in Israeli Custody

13-year-old Ramzi Abu Ajamiyeh, was shot and seriously injured last month by Israeli forces. (Photo: via MEMO)

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot and seriously injured last month by Israeli forces during a raid on Al-Duheisha refugee camp in Bethlehem, and then detained from his home on Tuesday, remained in a dire medical condition, local sources reported yesterday.

Ramzi Abu Ajamiyeh had previously been shot in the legs during a detention raid in the camp at the beginning of August, and remained in a “difficult” medical condition as of Thursday. He was being held in Israel’s Ofer military prison.

Local sources added that since the boy was shot, he has had to undergo six surgical procedures.

Israeli forces have reportedly refused to allow him to take his medication while in detention.

Ramzi was detained during massive military raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem when 40 other Palestinians were detained, including six other minors. The raid sparked clashes during which two Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli fire.

Following the raids on the camp in August, BADIL – the Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights reported that an Israeli army commander known as “Captain Nidal” had threatened to make all the camp’s youth disabled.


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