Father says son’s liver damage came from Israeli tear gas

Apr 25, 2011

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Eleven-year-old Muhammad Bilal Abdul Salam At-Tamimi was taken to the intensive care unit in Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, his father told Ma’an, saying the boy’s condition had deteriorated throughout the week.

Muhammad had been hit by a tear-gas canister during a protest against land confiscations in the central West Bank village of An-Nabi Saleh, and was admitted to hospital at the time but was released the same day.

The child’s father said Muhammad’s health had deteriorated during the week, prompting him to return to the hospital, where he said doctors ran tests and determined that there were injuries to the liver and kidneys.

He said he believed that the damage had been done by the exposure to tear-gas, but doctors have not confirmed the cause of the condition.



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