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Published Date: Sunday 23 February 2020 - 10:18:34
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Palestinian boy shot by Israeli police loses sight in eye

Palestinian boy shot by Israeli police loses sight in eye
World  - A nine-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot in the face by Israeli police in a tense east Jerusalem neighborhood last week will not regain vision in his left eye despite surgery, a local community leader who is in touch with the family said Thursday.

Malik Eissa was hospitalized after being struck by what appeared to be a rubber-tipped or sponge munition on Saturday. Residents say he had just gotten off a school bus in the Issawiya neighborhood when Israeli police opened fire.

Police said at the time that they had responded to "riots" in the neighborhood and used what they describe as non-lethal weapons, which usually refers to rubber-tipped bullets and sponge rounds that can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said an investigation into the incident is underway.

Mohammed Abu al-Hummus, a community leader who has been regularly visiting the family at the hospital, said Malik lost vision in the eye following surgeries on Wednesday. He said doctors will operate again in the coming days to try and preserve the eye itself.

 

 

News Code: 29047
Published Date: Sunday 23 February 2020 - 10:18:34
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