Youth critically injured by live ammunition in Baten al-Hawa

Friday, 13 May, 2011 | 19:21 |  Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC)

Silwanic has received news that a young resident of Silwan has been shot in the stomach with live ammunition in Baten al-Hawa by either Israeli armed forces or militant settlers. The 16 year old boy has been transferred to Al-Maqased Hospital and is currently in surgery. Doctors describe his condition as critical, worsened by the delay in his trasferral to hospital which caused a significant loss of blood. Dozens of family members have gathered in support of the injured youth.

Al-Maqased Hospital has issued an urgent request for residents to donate blood, stating that the injured youth requires vast amounts for a blood transfusion.

It is unknown who was responsible for the shooting, given the heavy fire from both settler militias and Israeli military forces in Baten al-Hawa at the time.

Three other injures by rubber bullets have been reported in Silwan. One is considered serious, with the injured transferred to hospital. Dozens more injuries were treated on site.

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