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Teen shot by Israeli forces suffers partial paralysis

26/05/2013

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A teenager shot by Israeli forces on Tuesday is suffering from partial paralysis due to his injuries, the boy’s uncle said Saturday.

Atta Sabah, 13, was walking with school friends in Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah on Tuesday when Israeli forces opened fire at the group and hit him in the back.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian trying to hurl a firebomb at Israeli forces during a riot in the area.

Sabah’s uncle accused Israel of deliberately targeting his nephew and said that the family has contacted a lawyer to file a complaint.

Israeli soldiers shot Sabah and the bullet penetrated his lungs, pancreas and damaged his spinal cord, his uncle said.

Sabah was trying to retrieve his bag after his friends had thrown it near Israeli soldiers, he added.

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